Related agencies and services

Executive agencies related to the department

Destination NSW

Led by CEO Sandra Chipchase, Destination NSW is responsible for devising and implementing strategies to grow the state’s visitor economy. Our focus is on driving tourism and acquiring and developing major sporting and cultural events for Sydney and Regional NSW. In addition, Destination NSW is the major investor in Business Events Sydney, with the aim of securing more international conventions, incentive travel reward programs, corporate events and exhibitions for Sydney and regional NSW.

Destination NSW’s divisional responsibilities include the functions formerly carried out by Tourism NSW, Events NSW and the Homebush Motor Racing Authority.

The organisation works in conjunction with existing bodies such as Business Events Sydney and Regional Tourism Organisations and will implement the approved strategies developed by the Visitor Economy Taskforce.

Our functions include:

  • Industry partnerships and government policy
  • Marketing
  • Event development—arts, lifestyle and entertainment
  • Sport and strategic events
  • Finance and operations
  • Communications.

The Destination NSW Board is accountable for the operations of the organisation and the strategies, plans and actions which are implemented to achieve its goals.

For more information, visit the Destination NSW website

Office of Sport

Led by Matt Miller, the Office of Sport works with key sector partners to develop a vibrant sport and active recreation sector that enhances the lives of people in NSW.

The Office of Sport is responsible for planning, managing and delivering high-quality venues, facilities, sport and active recreation development programs, high-performance sport, sports integrity and safety. It is also the driver for NSW sport policy and strategy, the formation and dissemination of insights and information, and the promotion of partnerships.

The Office of Sport consists of the following groups and entities:

For more information, visit the Office of Sport website

NSW Institute of Sport

The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) is a national high performance sporting organisation and Olympic and Paralympic training facility. Our purpose is to support Australian athletes to become world’s best and our experts work in collaborative partnerships to create and deliver high performance support and environments.

Based at Sydney Olympic Park, the NSWIS employs expert staff in a variety of high performance sport and support roles. Our team adopts a world’s best mindset approach to performance planning and service delivery and our collaborative planning supports coaches, service providers and sports administrators to meet the needs of athletes.

The Institute currently supports over 800 athletes across more than 15 sport programs. Our highly skilled experts provide a range of services within world class specialty facilities and innovative training environments. These services include:

  • Biomechanics
  • Coaching
  • Corporate and communications
  • Medical
  • Nutrition
  • Performance analysis
  • Physiology
  • Performance psychology
  • Personal excellence
  • Research
  • Sport performance planning
  • Strength and conditioning

Since 1996, the NSWIS has supported over 190 athletes to win medals for Australia at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as supporting over 200 world champions. We continue to build on our proven history of Olympic, Paralympic and international success.

The NSWIS Board is responsible for the strategic direction of our organisation.

For more information, visit the NSWIS website

Local Land Services

Local Land Services (LLS), launched in January 2014, delivers quality, customer-focused services to farmers, landholders and the community across rural and regional NSW.

LLS brings together agricultural production advice, biosecurity, natural resource management and emergency management into a single organisation.

Importantly, LLS has a local focus. It is run by local people, employs local people like vets, rangers, livestock, agronomy and natural resource management advisors, and focuses on local issues and the delivery of quality services in your region.

For more information, visit the Local Land Services website


TAFE NSW is Australia's leading provider of vocational education and training, with over 500,000 enrolments each year.

TAFE NSW offers the best of campus-based delivery as well as flexible, online and work-based learning.

Collaboration, diversity and the strong relationships between our locations contribute to and magnify the value of TAFE NSW and importantly, the benefits that we deliver to communities and the economy of NSW.

We are embracing the challenge of transforming TAFE NSW to be a competitive and sustainable business, while maintaining our wider economic and social role in supporting the NSW Government's goals under NSW 2021.

We're committed to our students and customers and the role we play in changing lives and opening up opportunities through learning.

TAFE NSW delivers the skills that drive a strong economy, support vibrant communities and help individuals, enterprises and industries to adapt and thrive.

We offer a range of vocational courses including short courses, and certificate to Diploma and Advanced Diploma level. TAFE NSW is also registered as a higher education provider and offers degree level programs across a range of vocations.

TAFE NSW stands apart as an educational organisation by operating as the Government's public provider of vocational education and training.

For more information, visit the TAFE NSW website