NSW Treasury has a highly skilled and professional team who manage the State’s finances and assets, monitor the performance of its commercial agencies and develop its financial and industrial relations policies. With over 500 analysts, economists and specialists from all backgrounds, we are known for the provision of quality advice and influence, excellence in delivery, and strong and transparent risk management.

Treasury was established in April 1824 and is the oldest continuing government agency in Australia. Read more about Treasury's history on our history timeline. It is a department within the meaning of Schedule 1 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.


Our core responsibilities

Management of NSW finances

  • consistent collection and consolidation of financial information from public entities
  • strong financial management through accurate data and advice
  • effective delivery of the Budget and other financial reports, on behalf of the Treasurer.

Analysis, advice and delivery

  • informed fiscal, economic, commercial and financial policy advice
  • innovative reforms which support a strong and competitive economy
  • robust risk management and governance frameworks.

Management of NSW assets

  • value-creating commercial and financial transactions
  • respected commercial, financial and service delivery reforms
  • market-leading analysis and advice on private financing of public infrastructure
  • managing, monitoring and advising on the efficiency and effectiveness of public sector commercial agencies.

Primary legislation administered by NSW Treasury

Acts which are administered by Treasury on behalf of the Treasurer; Minister for Finance and Small Business; Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney; and the Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional NSW, Industry and Trade are set out in the Allocation of the Administration of Acts (https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#/view/regulation/2001/338/secministerfo/dup18)

Last updated: 13/11/2019