Our department

The Department of Industry creates conditions for the NSW community to prosper, ensuring we have a highly-skilled workforce, we manage our natural resources sustainably and we encourage investment and competition.

We create the conditions for NSW to prosper by

  • Investing in skills and education to ensure that our residents are ready for work now and for the jobs of the future.
  • We drive economic growth in primary industries by enabling the sustainable use of natural resources and production of food and fibre.
  • We provide independent research and scientific advice that creates economic, social and environmental benefits for NSW.
  • We promote a vibrant and valued sport and active recreation sector that enhances the lives of the people of NSW.
  • We grow the visitor economy of NSW by promoting our attractiveness as a major tourism centre and destination for events.
  • We support small businesses in NSW to start and grow.
  • We create the conditions that support the growth of industries that supply to domestic and international markets.
  • We apply a risk-based intelligence approach to all our licensing, compliance and enforcement activities across a range of sectors to balance economic and social outcomes for the people of NSW.

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Explore our department

  1. Secretary, Simon Smith

    Our leadership team

  2. Hydroponic lettuce farm

    Primary Industries

  3. Four ladies in class with laptops

    Skills & Economic Development

  4. Bondi suburban skyline

    Lands and Forestry

  5. Bar with glasses with shelves with bottles in background

    Liquor and Gaming

  6. Horse racing

    Office of Racing