List of New South Wales government agencies


List of New South Wales government agencies

Government in New South Wales is delivered by a number of agencies, grouped under areas of portfolio responsibility. Each portfolio is led by a minister appointed from the Parliament of New South Wales. The bulk of the services in a portfolio area will be delivered by that portfolio's lead agency, typically a government department of the same name.

Agencies have varying levels of operational autonomy, and deliver one or more of frontline public services, administrative functions and law enforcement. Some are structured as for-profit corporations. The responsibilities and goals of certain agencies are set out in the 2006 New South Wales State Plan.

All agencies are identifiable by their corporate logo, which features in agency advertising, publications and correspondence. Many agency insignia have recently been updated as a result of the "State Arms, Symbols and Emblems Act 2004". [cite web| title=State Arms, Symbols and Emblems Act 2004.| publisher=Parliament of New South Wales| month=March| year=2004| url=http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/viewtop/inforce/act+1+2004+FIRST+0+N/| accessdate=2007-06-05] , requiring the replacement of the British Coat of Arms with the emblem of New South Wales.

To see a list of articles on New South Wales government agencies sorted alphabetically, . The New South Wales government maintains a list of agencies and their contact details [http://www.directory.nsw.gov.au/ at its website] .

Aboriginal Affairs

The Aboriginal Affairs portfolio is responsible for policies that support Indigenous Australians in New South Wales. The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs is Paul Lynch. The lead agency is the New South Wales Department of Aboriginal Affairs, which describes its role thus: "to work in partnership with Aboriginal people in New South Wales to achieve social, economic and cultural independence."

Agencies in this portfolio include:
*New South Wales Department of Aboriginal Affairs

Ageing

The Ageing portfolio is responsible for policies that support the elderly in New South Wales. The minister for Ageing is Kristina Keneally.

Agencies in this portfolio include:
*New South Wales Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care

Arts

The Arts portfolio is responsible for the promotion and support of the Arts in New South Wales. The Minister for the Arts is Premier Nathan Rees. The lead agency is the New South Wales Department of the Arts, Sport and Recreation.

This department was established in March 2006 by splitting Sport and Recreation from the Tourism department and merging them with the former Ministry for the Arts.

Agencies in this portfolio include:
*New South Wales Department of the Arts, Sport and Recreation:Offices within the department include::*Art Gallery of New South Wales:*Arts NSW:*Australian Museum:*Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust:*Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales:*Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences :*New South Wales Film and Television Office:*New South Wales Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing:*New South Wales Sport and Recreation :*State Library of New South Wales:*Sydney Opera House

Attorney General

The Attorney General portfolio is responsible for the administration of law and justice in New South Wales. The Attorney General is John Hatzistergos. The lead agency is the New South Wales Attorney-General's Department of whom the director-general is Laurie Glanfield.

the Attorney-General's Department incldues the following business units::*Aboriginal Justice Advisory Council :*Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research :*Community Justice Centres :*Crown Solicitors Office :*Law Courts Library :*Law Reform Commission of New South Wales:*LawAccess NSW :*Legal Management Service :*Legal Profession Admission Board :*Legal Profession Advisory Council :*Legal Representation Office :*NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages :*NSW Sentencing Council :*Office of the Legal Services Commissioner :*Privacy New South Wales:*Professional Standards Council :*Protective Commissioner & Public Guardian :*Public Defenders :*Public Trustee New South Wales:*Victims Services NSW
*Children's Court Advisory Committee
*Office of the New South Wales Sheriff
*Office of the Protective Commissioner
*Office of the Public Guardian
*Office of the State Coroner
*Solicitor General and Crown Advocate
*Victims Advisory Board
*Youth Justice Advisory Committee

Other bodies report directly to the Attorney General and not through the Attorney Generals Department.
*Council of Law Reporting for New South Wales
*Judicial Commission of New South Wales
*Legal Aid Commission of New South Wales
*Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Central Coast

The Minister for the Central Coast is John Della Bosca. There are no agencies in this portfolio.

Citizenship

The Citizenship portfolio is responsible for policies promoting multiculturalism. The minister for citizenship is Virginia Judge. The lead agency is the Community Relations Commission.

Commerce

The Commerce portfolio is responsible for policies promoting business growth in NSW and streamlining government-business interaction. The Minister for Commerce is Carmel Tebbutt. The lead agency is the New South Wales Department of Commerce.

Agencies in this portfolio include:
*New South Wales Department of Commerce:Business units within the department include::*State Property Authority :*Office of Fair Trading, New South Wales :*Office of Industrial Relations, New South Wales :*Office of Public Works and Services, New South Wales:*State Records Authority of New South Wales
*Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal
*Festival Development Corporation
*Financial Counselling Trust Fund
*Home Warranty Insurance Scheme Board
*Motor Accidents Authority of New South Wales
*State Contracts Control Board
*WorkCover Authority of New South Wales

Community Services

The Community Services portfolio is responsible for child protection in New South Wales. The Minister for Community Services is Linda Burney. The lead agency is the New South Wales Department of Community Services.

Agencies in this portfolio include:
*New South Wales Department of Community Services

Disability Services

The Disability Services portfolio is responsible for the provision of services to the disabled. The minister is Paul Lynch. The lead agency is the New South Wales Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care.

Agencies in this portfolio include:
*New South Wales Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care
*Disability Council of New South Wales
*Guardianship Tribunal
*Home and Community Care Program Advisory Committee

Education and Training

The Education and Training portfolio is responsible for the provision and oversight of education and training in New South Wales. The Minister for Education and Training is Verity Firth. The lead agency is the New South Wales Department of Education and Training.

Agencies in this portfolio include:
*New South Wales Department of Education and Training
*Institute of Teachers
*NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Incorporated
*NSW Board of Adult and Community Education
*New South Wales Board of Studies
*NSW Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board
*Office of the Board of Studies
*TAFE NSW "(see list at Technical and Further Education)"
*Teacher Housing Authority of NSW
*Universities Admissions Centre

Although they are substantially funded and regulated on a national level, the state's eight universities are New South Wales government agencies within the education portfolio.
*Charles Sturt University
*Macquarie University
*Southern Cross University
*University of New England
*University of New South Wales
*University of Newcastle
*University of Sydney
*University of Technology Sydney
*University of Western Sydney
*University of Wollongong

Emergency Services

The Emergency Services portfolio is responsible for fire and rescue services in New South Wales. The minister is Tony Kelly. The lead agency is the Office for Emergency Services.

Agencies within this portfolio include:
*Bush Fire Coordinating Committee
*Fire Services Joint Standing Committee
*New South Wales Fire Brigades
*New South Wales Rural Fire Service
*Office for Emergency Services
*Rural Fire Service Advisory Council
*State Emergency Management Committee
*New South Wales State Emergency Service "(see Australian State Emergency Services)"
*State Rescue Board of New South Wales

Energy

The Energy portfolio is primarily responsible for the state's government-owned electricity companies. The minister is Ian Macdonald. The lead agency is the New South Wales Department of Water and Energy.

Agencies within this portfolio include:
*Country Energy
*Delta Electricity
*New South Wales Department of Water and Energy
*EnergyAustralia
*Eraring Energy
*Integral Energy
*Macquarie Generation
*TransGrid

Environment

The Environment portfolio is responsible for environmental protection and the maintenance of certain state parks and reserves. The minister is Carmel Tebbutt. The lead agency is the Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Agencies within this portfolio include:
*Department of Environment and Climate Change:Units within this department include::*Environment Protection Authority :*National Parks and Wildlife Service:*Sustainability Programs Division :*Environmental Trust :*Hazardous Chemicals Advisory Committee :*Jenolan Caves Reserve Trust "(see Jenolan Caves)":*Lord Howe Island Board "(see Lord Howe Island)":*Marine Parks Authority New South Wales:*NSW Scientific Committee :*WSN Environmental Solutions :*Zoological Parks Board of New South Wales

Catchment management authorities

The state's catchment management authorities are statutory bodies within the Environment, Conservation and Climate Change portfolio.
* Border Rivers-Gwydir Catchment Management Authority
* Central West Catchment Management Authority
* Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Authority
* Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority
* Lachlan Catchment Management Authority
* Lower Murray Darling Catchment Management Authority
* Murray Catchment Management Authority
* Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority
* Namoi Catchment Management Authority
* Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority
* Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority
* Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority
* Western Catchment Management Authority

Fair Trading

The Minister for Fair Trading is Virginia Judge. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*Office of Fair Trading

Finance

The Minister for Finance is Joe Tripodi. No agencies are directly responsible to this portfolio, which draws on the resources of Treasury.

Gaming and Racing

The Minister for Gaming and Racing is Kevin Greene. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*New South Wales Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing
*Bookmakers Revision Committee, a statutory body
*Responsible Gambling Fund, a statutory body
*Casino Control Authority, a statutory body
*Club Industry Advisory Council, a statutory body
*Greyhound and Harness Racing Regulatory Authority, a statutory body
*Liquor Administration Board, a statutory body
*Liquor Industry Consultative Council, a statutory body
*New South Wales Lotteries, a corporation

Health

The Minister for Health is John Della Bosca. The Assistant Minister for Health (Cancer) is Tony Stewart. The Assistant Minister (Mental Health) is Barbara Perry.

The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*Department of Health
*Ambulance Service of New South Wales, a statutory body
*Board of Optometrical Registration, a statutory body
*Cancer Institute, a statutory body (jointly with Verity Firth)
*Chiropractors and Osteopaths Registration Board, a statutory body
*Dental Board, a statutory body
*Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Advisory Committee, a statutory body
*Health Administration Corporation, a statutory body
*Health Care Complaints Commission, a statutory body
*HealthQuest, a statutory body
*Institute of Clinical Excellence, a statutory body
*Justice Health Service, a statutory body
*Medical Services Committee, a statutory body
*Mental Health Review Tribunal, a statutory body
*New South Wales Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health
*New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry, a statutory body
*New South Wales Medical Board, a statutory body
*Nurses Registration Board, a statutory body
*Official Visitors under the Mental Health Act, an associated body
*Optical Dispensers Licensing Board, a statutory body
*Osteopaths Registration Board, a statutory body
*Peak Purchasing Council, an associated body
*Pharmacy Board of New South Wales, a statutory body
*Physiotherapists Registration Board, a statutory body
*Podiatrists Registration Board, a statutory body
*Poisons Advisory Committee, a statutory body
*Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres Advisory Committees, a statutory body
*Psychologists Registration Board, a statutory body
*Psychosurgery Review Board, a statutory body
*The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Area Health Services

The state's area health services are statutory bodies within the Health portfolio.
*Greater Southern Area Health Service
*Greater Western Area Health Service
*Hunter New England Area Health Service
*North Coast Area Health Service
*Northern Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service
*South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service
*Sydney South West Area Health Service
*Sydney West Area Health Service

Housing

The Minister for Housing is David Borger. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*Department of Housing
*Aboriginal Housing Office, a statutory body

Industrial Relations

The acting Minister for Industrial Relations is Tony Kelly. The agency for this portfolio is the Office of Industrial Relations, which is part of the Department of Commerce.

Infrastructure

The Minister for Infrastructure is Joe Tripodi. There are no agencies directly reporting to the Infrastructure Minister, although an Infrastructure Implementation Group (IIG) is located within the Premier's Department and provides input to the Minister's policy development processes.

Justice

The Minister for Justice is John Hatzistergos. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*Department of Corrective Services
*Corrective Services Academy
*Corrective Services Library
*Inspector-General of Corrective Services, a statutory body
*Parole Board, a statutory body
*Probation and Parole Service
*Serious Offenders Review Council, a statutory body

Juvenile Justice

The Minister for Juvenile Justice is Graham West. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*Department of Juvenile Justice

Lands

The Minister for Lands is Tony Kelly. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*Department of Lands
*Geographical Names Board of New South Wales, a statutory body
*New South Wales Board of Surveying and Spatial Information, a statutory body

Local government

The Minister for Local Government is Barbara Perry. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*Department of Local Government
*Local Government Boundaries Commission, a statutory body
*Local Government Grants Commission, a statutory body
*Local Government Pecuniary Interest Tribunal, a statutory body
*Local Government Remuneration Tribunal, a statutory bodyThe department supervises the state's local government authorities. "See article: Local Government Areas of New South Wales"

Mineral Resources

The Minister for Mineral Resources is Ian Macdonald. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*Coal Compensation Review Tribunal, a statutory body
*Coal Mining Qualifications Board, a statutory body
*Mine Subsidence Board, a statutory body
*New South Wales Coal Compensation Board, a statutory body

Planning

The Minister for Planning is Kristina Keneally. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*Department of Planning
*Blue Mountains Development Corporation, a corporation
*Landcom, an urban development corporation
*Office of the Commissioners of Inquiry for Environment and Planning, a statutory body
*Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, a statutory body
*Growth Centres Commission, a development corporation
*Urban Design Advisory Council, an associated body

Police

The Minister for Police is Matt Brown. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*Ministry for Police
*New South Wales Crime Commission, a statutory body
*New South Wales Police, a statutory body
*Police Integrity Commission, a statutory body

Ports and Waterways

The Minister for Ports and Waterways is Joe Tripodi. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*Newcastle Port Corporation, a corporation
*Maritime Authority of New South Wales, a statutory body
*Port Kembla Port Corporation, a corporation
*Sydney Ports Corporation, a corporation

Premier

A number of government agencies report to the Premier, Nathan Rees. The Deputy Premier is Carmel Tebbutt.

The portfolio's lead agency is
* New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Agencies in this portfolio include:
*Anzac Memorial Building Trustee
*Council on the Cost and Quality of Government
*Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust
*Election Funding Authority of New South Wales
*Independent Commission Against Corruption
*Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of New South Wales
*New South Wales Electoral Commission
*New South Wales Ombudsman
*Office of the Inspector of the Independent Commission Against Corruption
*The Audit Office of NSW

Primary Industries

The Minister for Primary Industries is Ian Macdonald. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*Department of Primary Industries
*Advisory Council on Aquaculture, a statutory body
*Advisory Council on Recreational Fishing, a statutory body
*Agricultural Scientific Collections Trust, a statutory body
*Animal Research Review Panel, a statutory body
*Banana Industry Committee, a statutory body
*Board of Tick Control, a statutory body
*Board of Veterinary Surgeons of NSW, a statutory body
*Exhibited Animals Advisory Committee, a statutory body
*Farrer Memorial Trust, a statutory body
*Fisheries Scientific Committee, a statutory body
*Food Advisory Committee, a statutory body
*Game Council of New South Wales, a statutory body
*Grain Marketing Act Selection Committee, a statutory body
*Grain Marketing Consultative Committee, a statutory body
*McGarvie Smith Institute Trust, a statutory body
*Murray Valley Wine Grape Industry Development Committee, a statutory body
*Murray Valley Citrus Marketing Act Selection Committee, a statutory body
*Murray Valley Citrus Marketing Board, a statutory body
*Non-Indigenous Animals Advisory Committee, a statutory body
*Noxious Weeds Advisory Committee, a statutory body
*New South Wales Dairy Industry Conference, a statutory body
*New South Wales Food Authority, a statutory body
*New South Wales Grains Board, a statutory body
*New South Wales Rural Assistance Authority, a statutory body
*Poultry Meat Industry Committee, a statutory body
*Rice Marketing Board for the State of New South Wales, a statutory body
*Riverina Citrus, a statutory body
*Rural Lands Protection Boards State Council, a statutory body
*Seafood Industry Advisory Council, a statutory body
*Total Allowable Catch Setting Committee, a statutory body
*Veterinary Surgeons Investigating Committee, a statutory body
*Wine Grapes Marketing Board for the City of Griffith Shires of Leeton Carrathool and Murrumbidgee, a statutory body

Following the 2007 State election, the following agencies were transferred to the Primary Industries portfolio from the former Department of Natural Resources:
*Chipping Norton Lakes Authority, a statutory body
*Fish River Water Supply, a statutory body
*Forestry Policy Unit, a statutory body
*Forestry Structural Adjustment Committee, an associated body
*Lake Illawarra Authority, a statutory body
*New South Wales Dam Safety Committee, a statutory body
*Upper Parramatta River Catchment Trust, a statutory body
*Wild Dog Destruction Board, a statutory body

Redfern and Waterloo

The Minister for Redfern and Waterloo is Kristina Keneally. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*Redfern Waterloo Authority, a statutory body

Roads

The Minister for Roads is Michael Daley. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales (RTA), a statutory body

cience and Medical Research

The Minister for Science and Medical Research is Tony Stewart. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*NSW Office for Science and Medical Research

Sport and Recreation

The Minister for Sport and Recreation is Kevin Greene. Agencies within this portfolio are:
*New South Wales Department of the Arts, Sport and Recreation:*State Sports Centre:*Sydney 2009 World Masters Games Organising Committee
*Boxing Authority of New South Wales, a statutory body
*Hunter International Sports Centre Trust, a statutory body
*New South Wales Institute of Sport
*Parramatta Stadium Trust, a statutory body
*Parramatta Park Trust, a statutory body
*Sydney 2009 World Masters Games Organising Committee (see article on the World Masters Games)
*Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust, a statutory body
*Wollongong Sports Ground Trust, a statutory body

tate Development, Regional Development, Small Business and Rural Affairs

The Minister for State Development is Ian Macdonald. The Minister for Regional Development and Rural Affairs is Phillip Costa. The Minister for Small Business is Tony Stewart. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*Department of State and Regional Development
*Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation, a statutory body
*New South Wales Innovation Council, a statutory body
*New South Wales Small Business Development Corporation, a statutory body

Tourism

The Minister for Tourism is Matt Brown. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*Tourism New South Wales

Transport

The Minister for Transport is Carmel Tebbutt. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*Ministry of Transport
*Independent Transport Safety and Reliability Regulator, a statutory body
*Office of Transport Safety Investigations, a statutory body
*Public Transport Advisory Council, a statutory body
*Public Transport Ticketing Corporation, a corporation (see article on Tcard)
*Rail Corporation New South Wales, a corporation
*Rail Infrastructure Corporation, a corporation
*State Transit Authority of New South Wales, a statutory body
*Sydney Ferries Corporation, a corporation
*Tow Truck Authority, a statutory body
*Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation, a corporation (see article on the Epping to Chatswood railway line)

Treasurer

The Treasurer is Eric Roozendaal. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*New South Wales Treasury
*FSS Trustee Corporation, a statutory body
*Hardship Board of Review, an associated body
*Internal Audit Bureau of New South Wales, a statutory body
*New South Wales Treasury Corporation, a statutory body
*SAS Trustee Corporation, a statutory body

Water

The Minister for Water is Nathan Rees. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*New South Wales Department of Water and Energy
*Cobar Water Board, a statutory body
*Delta Electricity, a corporation
*Hunter Water Corporation, a statutory body
*State Water, a corporation
*Sydney Water Corporation, a corporation

Women

The Minister for Women is Verity Firth. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*Premier's Council for Women, an associated body

Youth

The Minister for Youth is Linda Burney. The following agencies are part of this portfolio:
*Commission for Children and Young People, a statutory body

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