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Content migration and consolidation

Migrate your proprietary and/or legacy site onto Drupal GovCMS backed by a resilient, secure, monitored and fully managed public cloud platform with a 99.95% uptime SLA. Salsa can audit and update your IA structure and/or content for a refresh, or simply setup and migrate your existing content onto your new SaaS or PaaS GovCMS site.

What is GovCMS?

GovCMS is a whole-of-government open source web content management system designed by government for government and hosted on a secure public cloud. Find out more about GovCMS

Why you might need content migration and consolidation

There are many reasons you might need content migration and consolidation, such as:

  • Proprietary liability: You’re currently using a proprietary CMS and the cost to keep it up to date and secure is too high.

  • Legacy liability: You’re currently on an older, legacy CMS that’s no longer supported.

  • Content restrictions: Your current CMS doesn’t allow you to manage content and/or menu items without depending on expensive development time.

  • Digital transformation: As part of your digital transformation strategy you’re looking to consolidate all of your sites onto one platform.

  • Content consolidation and refresh: Your site has too many pages, is difficult to navigate to find content, and/or content is out of date or needs to be realigned with a new style guide.

Benefits of content migration and consolidation

The benefits of content migration and consolidation include:

  • Content management: Ability to easily manage your content without relying on a developer to update content or change your site’s information architecture (IA) and menu items.

  • An easy-to-use CMS: Access the many benefits of GovCMS including, fully maintained hosting system, simple ‘no-coding’ content management interface, compliant with DTA design systems and best practice responsive design frameworks, and built on a secure public cloud.

  • Content consolidation: As part of the migration process, there’s an opportunity to audit legacy content, consolidate the IA, and update the content and/or the tone of the content.

  • Repeatable, predictable: With automation, content migrations become repeatable and predictable, which provides greater confidence, faster migrations, and high accuracy, eliminating human error for rework.

Fixed price packages

Salsa offers three packages to choose from:

  1. Manual content loading: Manually migrate content from your source CMS to your new CMS at $15 (+GST) per page for basic content or $70/hr (+GST) for complex content pages. Recommended when you have a small number of pages (not worth automating) or when there are very complex structures with 10+ fields, multiple paragraph types and/or special treatment of styles.

  2. Automated content migration: Setup and execute automated migration scripts that take content from your source CMS and maps it to your GovCMS site. Recommended when you have a large site with many content structures and many pages. Cost is influenced by the number of content structures, related fields and paragraph types.

  3. Content audit and writing: As part of your content migration project you may need to audit the page count and consolidate the IA by writing new content and/or updating old content. A full content audit will identify which content to keep, which content needs to be removed and/or tweaked and which areas need content written from scratch.


To ensure the content migration runs smoothly the following must apply to the expected migration:

  • Agency has signed up to GovCMS with the Department of Finance and has a SaaS or PaaS account ready to be migrated to

What you get

What you get depends on whether you’re just migrating your site ‘as-is’ (no changes to IA) or migrating the site with a content audit and restructure.

Our content migration and consolidation services also give you access to:

  • The digital agency that’s the official service provider of the entire GovCMS platform and program

  • A highly qualified and experienced digital agency that has delivered over 30 GovCMS projects since 2015

  • GovCMS product and content specialists with extensive experience in site migration, and specifically migrating from a variety of proprietary CMSs/platforms to GovCMS

  • Our expert content specialist to help with content auditing, content strategy and content writing and editing

Case Studies

Migration to govCMS for CASA

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) was running an outdated and unreliable website. Salsa Digital migrated the content across to govCMS, quickly providing CASA with a stable and reliable site.


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Developer experience

Developer experience and codebase control are essential elements for any digital project. Salsa projects are built on standardised and proven development processes and tools. This delivers rapid deployments, greater predictability, reduced risk of regression errors and overall developer confidence and happiness.


Other GovCMS services

Salsa’s other fixed price GovCMS services include:

Website assessments and advisory services

Make an informed decision on whether GovCMS is right for you.

Website rehosting and installation

Migrate your Drupal site onto a resilient, secure, monitored and fully managed public cloud platform backed by a 99.95% uptime SLA.

GovCMS theme development and enhancement services

Theme your GovCMS Drupal site to represent your agency’s brand and visual look and feel

Site audits and technical reviews

Site audits and technical reviews help you identify any problems in your site, including security and performance issues.

Theme review

Make sure your site is accessible by all users and optimised to be viewed on different devices and internet browsers.

Code review

Does your website’s module code follow best practice to maximise your site’s performance and stability?

Ongoing GovCMS application support

Whether you’re on GovCMS SaaS or PaaS, ongoing GovCMS application support ensures the application layer for your website continues to remain secure and up-to-date (PaaS only), while also allowing you to build new enhancements and ad-hoc features.

User testing

Salsa provides user testing packages across visitor experience, content author experience, and user acceptance testing (UAT).

GovCMS out-of-the-box

Build and host a new site quickly on a resilient, secure, monitored and fully managed public cloud platform backed by a 99.95% uptime SLA, leveraging GovCMS’s ‘out-of-the-box’ features.

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Use the form below or call us on 1300 727 952 for an obligation-free chat about your agency’s GovCMS needs.

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