The annual report is the key medium by which NSW Public Sector entities discharge their accountability to the Parliament, the Government and the public. It provides an overview of an entity’s activities and financial position relating to the preceding year.
NSW Treasury's Accounting Policy team administers the financial and annual reporting legislation. The information in this section has been developed to provide an Annual Reporting quick reference guide for public entities. It contains links to specific information and legislation.
Annual reports legislation
The NSW annual reporting legislation requires all statutory bodies and departments to prepare and present to Parliament an annual report containing both financial and non-financial information on their operational activities.
The following links to annual reporting legislation on the NSW Legislation website will provide specific information and reporting requirements for specific public entities:
- Annual Reports (Departments) Act 1985
- Annual Reports (Departments) Regulation 2015
- Annual Reports (Statutory Bodies) Act 1984
- Annual Reports (Statutory Bodies) Regulation 2015
Annual Reporting Compliance Checklist
Treasury has developed the Annual Reporting Compliance Checklist to help NSW Public Sector agencies meet their annual reporting obligations. The Checklist refers to particular disclosure requirements where:
- the agency responsible for that requirement has advised Treasury about that requirement, and
- all, or a large proportion, of NSW Public Sector agencies are subject to that requirement.
The Checklist does not include annual reporting requirements that target single agencies, small groups of agencies or a particular cluster. View the checklist here.
Annual Reporting Circulars
Treasury circulars relating to Annual Reporting are available in our documents library.
Changes to annual reporting requirements
Information in the following links detail periodic changes to annual reporting requirements:
- September 2021
- October 2020
- September 2019
- December 2018
- September 2018
- September 2017
- September 2016
- September 2015
- August 2014
- October 2013
- October 2012
- May 2012 'Updated June 2012'
- June 2011
- September 2010
- August 2010
- July 2009
Annual reporting contacts
For information on Annual Reporting legislation contact Treasury’s Accounting Policy Branch: [email protected].
For Accounting Policy information, please go to the accounting policy section.