Our department

The NSW Department of Industry leads the state government's contribution to making NSW a prosperous state recognised as a place of opportunity—a place where people want to live, have good jobs and businesses choose to invest and grow. We achieve this by:

  • investing in skills and education
  • promoting and encouraging innovation, research and development
  • working with employers to ensure we know what they need in terms of skills and support
  • managing the sustainable use of and access to our natural resources.

NSW is Australia’s premier state. Boasting abundant natural beauty, resources and diverse communities, we are the nation’s leading economy.

NSW has a rich diversity of industries, a strong research and innovation culture and one of the finest political, regulatory and financial regimes in the world.

The state is a world leader in professional and financial services and is a truly global place to do business, with a highly educated and multilingual workforce.

The NSW Government is committed to attracting and growing business, creating jobs and improving the ease of doing business in 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