In all Government communications material, the minimum type size should be 10pt. Only disclaimers, footnotes and some stationery text should be a smaller type size.

If a document is being professionally set – by an inhouse designer or external agency – the font may by smaller. However, issues of legibility must be considered.

The following measurements are recommended for professionally set documents:

  • Newsprint advertising: Body type size minimum 7.8pt with 8.8pt – 9.3pt leading.
  • Long documents: (i.e. reports) minimum body type size 8.5pt with 10pt leading.