About New South Wales

Farmer in wheat field

NSW: Australia's premier state

New South Wales is located on the south-east coast of sunny Australia. The state traverses a vast area of more than 800,000 square kilometres – making it far larger than many European countries.

Visitors will discover some of the world’s finest beaches, seaside towns and cities on the east coast, including Sydney, the state’s cosmopolitan capital and Australia’s most vibrant city.

Outside Sydney

Inland NSW features welcoming country towns and lush pastoral countryside and grazing lands, which give way to the rugged Australian bush. Here, residents combine a relaxed rural lifestyle with progressive farming and agricultural practices.

The state’s west is home to the arid Australian outback, famous for its majestic desert landscapes. Major regional centres and small rural villages in the heart of outback NSW also offer world-class investment opportunities in resources and renewable energy.

In the state’s south lies the snowy alpine region that beckons ski and snowboard enthusiasts in winter. The north coast offers seeming endless beaches and subtropical rainforests.

NSW’s majestic terrain borders the states of Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south and South Australia to the west, while the endless blue of the Pacific Ocean fringes the state’s spectacular east coast.

More information

For more information visit regional NSW. For more information on the state capital visit Sydney.