Overview of the NSW public sector identifies the agencies that make up the NSW government sector and how they are structured in groups under the enabling legislation. This topic also explains the role of oversight and central agencies, and explores the characteristics of the public sector workforce - including how data and workforce information is collected.

Structure of the NSW government sector

An introduction to the groups of organisations that make up the NSW government sector.

Role of oversight agencies

NSW legislation establishes certain bodies to protect and preserve the public interest.

Role of central agencies

Four central agencies lead, coordinate, resource and oversee sector-wide initiatives to deliver government priorities.

Workforce at a glance

The NSW Public Service Commission collects sector-wide data about the public sector workforce.