Working in NSW

Business lunch on Sydney Harbour

Imagine harnessing your full career potential in one of the world's most globally competitive destinations. In New South Wales, you can forge a successful career in Australia's largest and most diversified economy.

The state is perfectly positioned as the gateway to the Asia-Pacific region. You can enjoy thriving business opportunities, internationally competitive salaries and plenty of opportunities to play – from the beach to bars and ski fields.


Sydney, the state capital, is a prosperous, multicultural and truly global city. It is Australia's business and financial hub and leads the country in a range of sectors, including:

  • the digital economy
  • manufacturing
  • professional services
  • research and education, and
  • tourism.

Regional NSW

Regional NSW has expanded from an agribusiness, manufacturing and mining hub to encompass high-growth sectors such as:

  • aquaculture
  • biotechnology
  • communications and
  • viticulture.

More information

For more information about migrating to NSW, see Places to Live and Work.

To learn more about visa eligibility and applications, see Visas and Migration.

To explore NSW's industry sectors, see Industries.

For more information about remuneration and packages, see Salaries.