Who we are at NESA

We work with the NSW community to drive improvements in student achievements. Learn about what we do and what guides our decisions.

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Find out what we do

We support the education of all children and young people so they can leave school ready to take advantage of life’s opportunities. Learn about our story and current initiatives.

What we do

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Information and resources

NESA Charter

Our mission, operating principles and Board shape the decisions we make at NESA. See how our Charter guides the work we do for the NSW community.

Parent guide

We work with all schools in NSW. Learn how we engage with parents, teachers and students.

The NESA Board

Our Board sets the strategic direction for what we do. It also provides guidance for the expectations we must meet at NESA. Learn about the members of our Board and their role with NESA.

NESA's organisational chart

Our organisational structure outlines how we work as an independent authority. Learn about the levels of senior management that govern each division at NESA.

Annual reports

Our annual reports explain NESA's activities and achievements. Read the most recent Annual Report or reports from previous years.

Strategies and reforms

We have different strategies and reforms to improve education in NSW. Learn about recent changes and initiatives.

Updates from NESA

Read the latest news, find key dates for students and schools, learn about our awards and events, and understand your right to information.

Key dates

There's a range of important dates students, schools, parents and teachers need to know about. Find the dates for HSC, NAPLAN and other important dates in the school calendar.

Awards and events

NESA celebrates the achievements of students and teachers through awards, showcases and merit lists. Browse the lists of high-achievers and see events taking place throughout the year.


You can stay updated on what's happening in education in NSW through NESA News. Find the latest school notices, learn about media releases published by NESA and see our regular updates.

Open access to information

You have a right to access information held by NESA. Learn what you can access, what can’t be disclosed and how to access this information.

Stay informed with NESA newsletters

Subscribe to NESA newsletters for all the latest news, media releases and official notices.


Get in contact with NESA

You can contact NESA by phone or post

Call: +61 2 9367 8111

NSW Education Standards Authority
PO Box 5300
Sydney NSW 2001

Stay connected

Keep in touch by following NESA on social media.

For more information on how to contact a specific team or make a complaint, visit NESA's contact us page.

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