Learn about the NSW Government

The NSW Government employs approximately 400,000 employees, which is about 11% of NSW's workforce. The NSW Government provides flexible and varied opportunities for people at all stages of their career – from entry level jobs, through specialist roles to managers and executives. NSW Government employs people from diverse backgrounds, experiences and qualifications, and provide access to a range of development opportunities.

For more information on applying for a role with the NSW Government, visit the Public Service Commission website and our Write your application tip page.

Structure of the NSW Government 

Every job within the NSW Public Service falls within one of it's eight clusters.

Premier and Cabinet

The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) leads the NSW public sector to deliver on the NSW Government's commitments and priorities.


The Treasury cluster focuses on the economy, jobs and investment. From its position at the centre of government, Treasury drives the economic development strategy to guide NSW's growth for the next 10 to 20 years.

Customer Service

The Customer Service plans, priortises and drives  digital transformation and customer service across every cluster in the NSW Government. It aims to improve customer satisfaction for millions of people and deliver efficiencies in how services are delivered through digital platforms.

Planning, Industry and Environment

The Planning, Industry and Environment cluster drives greater levels of integration and efficiency across key areas, such as long-term planning and the environment.


The Transport cluster works toward further streamlining and integration across all modes of transport, with a greater focus on all modes of regional transport, and greater alignment of urban transport.


The Health cluster focuses on providing quality healthcare and continuing with its hospital expansion and renewal capital works program.


The Education cluster is focused on early childhood, primary, secondary and all tertiary education - vocational, university, skills and lifelong learning.

Stronger Communities

The Stronger Communities cluster combines the previous Justice and Community Services clusters to focus on prevention and early intervention into the social welfare system within the entire law and order system.