As part of Treasury’s responsibility for developing and advising on financial management best practice, Treasury provides advice, guidance, leadership and direction to the NSW public sector on accounting policy and legislative issues. As part of this responsibility, NSW Treasury’s Financial Management and Accounting Policy Team administers:

  • the financial and annual reporting legislation, and
  • Policy and Guidelines Papers, Treasury Circulars and Treasurer's Directions.

You’ll find here a quick reference guide for Public Sector entities. It contains links to legislation and specific information.


Accounting Policy publications

Please see the following pages for accounting policy related publications:



Please see the following links to accounting policy legislation:


Contact us

For assistance and further information on accounting policy please contact Treasury’s Accounting Policy Branch: [email protected].


Further information

For information on Annual Reporting legislation and requirements, please see the annual reporting section.

If you can't find the answer to your question or if you have a general question or comment about this website please contact us at [email protected].

Last updated: 03/05/2023