About The Premier's Department

The Cabinet Office and Premier’s Department are strong central agencies – essential to lead, coordinate and drive whole-of-government policy and delivery to address the challenges NSW faces today and into the future.

The Premier's Department leads the NSW public sector and meaningfully connects with the community.

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About the Premier's Department

The Premier’s Department and the Cabinet Office commenced operations on 1 July 2023 as separate but complementary agencies at the centre of government, replacing the Department of Premier and Cabinet.  

The Premier’s Department leads the state’s 430,000 public servants, driving collaboration and the delivery of whole-of-government priorities. 

The Premier’s Department:

  • Leads the state’s 430,000 public servants by modelling a culture of service and collaboration and embeds the voice of Aboriginal people and communities across the sector.
  • Ensures meaningful engagement with the community, industry and partners, and supports our front-line workforce and communities in times of crisis.
  • Ensures a whole of government approach to resolving urgent issues and crisis management.
  • Drives delivery of whole of government priorities and election commitments including oversight, assurance and complex cross agency delivery.
  • Works with The Cabinet Office and Treasury to ensure that proposals for Cabinet are fully developed.
  • Provides corporate services to Premier’s Department and The Cabinet Office.

Our people and structure

The Premier’s Department is made up of 4 groups: 

  • Delivery and Coordination
  • Community Engagement
  • People and Operations
  • Aboriginal Affairs NSW.

Our values

  • Consider people equally without prejudice or favour. 
  • Act professionally with honesty, consistency and impartiality. 
  • Take responsibility for situations, showing leadership and courage. 
  • Place the public interest over personal interest. 
  • Appreciate difference and welcome learning from others. 
  • Build relationships based on mutual respect. 
  • Uphold the law, institutions of government and democratic principles. 
  • Communicate intentions clearly and invite teamwork and collaboration. 
  • Provide apolitical and non-partisan advice. 
  • Provide services fairly with a focus on customer needs. 
  • Be flexible, innovative and reliable in delivering services. 
  • Engage with the not-for-profit and business sectors to develop and implement service solutions. 
  • Focus on quality while maximising service delivery. 
  • Recruit and promote employees on merit. 
  • Take responsibility for decisions and actions. 
  • Provide transparency to enable public scrutiny. 
  • Observe standards for safety. 
  • Be fiscally responsible and focus on efficient, effective and prudent use of resources. 
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