The footer provides links to copyright, contact and privacy information about your website.


Interact with the example to see how it works.

When to use it

Use the footer at the bottom of every page of your website.

How it works

The footer component is a container that includes links to:

  • using the English or te reo Māori version of the All-of-Government brand lockup
  • your site's contact information, copyright and privacy statements (link targets are for you to set).

Including these links helps your website meet several requirements of the Web Usability Standard for public facing sites. For internally facing websites, the above requirements do not apply and the links can be safely removed without failing the Web Usability Standard.


Guidance, original HTML and CSS derived from GOV.UK Design System.

Get in touch

If you’ve got a question, idea, or suggestion, email the Design System (DS) team at, use our NZGDS Slack app, or discuss Footer on 'GitHub issues'.