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Browse news articles by date, topic or region. You'll also find the latest COVID-19 updates, and media releases from the NSW Premier and Deputy Premier.

Living in NSW

HomeBuilder package driving jobs in NSW

05 Jun 2020

The Australian Government's new HomeBuilder grant will provide eligible owner-occupiers with a $25,000 grant to help build new homes or make substantial renovations to existing homes.  The…

Police & Justice

Drink and drug drivers to be targeted over the long weekend

03 Jun 2020

Police will be back out in force as COVID-19 restrictions ease across NSW, including regional travel and the reopening of licensed premises. Drink and drug driving is a serious offence.…


Asbestos warning for NSW home renovators

03 Jun 2020

Everyday areas in your home that could potentially contain asbestos include: roofs, eaves, downpipes and insulation interior walls (often with a non-asbestos covering on the…

Living in NSW

Gyms and kids sports to reopen across NSW

02 Jun 2020

From Saturday 13 June 2020, the following will be allowed in NSW:  fitness, gymnasiums, pilates, yoga and dance studios can reopen with up to 10 people per class and 100 people in an indoor venue…

Emergency Services

NSW gearing up for bushfire season

02 Jun 2020

The funding boost includes: $10.7 million for additional State Mitigation Crews to help fast-track hazard reduction burning $34.4 million to upgrade the RFS firefighting fleet…


Public transport services boosted for physical distancing

01 Jun 2020

The extra services will provide more than 3100 bus services and 250 train services each week. Based on the current physical distancing requirements, these extra services each week will…


Sniffer dogs recruited to detect hidden leaks

01 Jun 2020

Winnie, a highly intelligent Cocker Spaniel, and Ziggy, an energetic English Springer Spaniel, are the first dogs in Australia to detect both leaks and odours in the wastewater network. …

Living in NSW

New COVID-19 restrictions in place across NSW

01 Jun 2020

From Monday 1 June 2020, the following services and activities are allowed in NSW: pubs, clubs, casinos, cafes and restaurants can have up to 50 customers in seated food and drink areas travel to…

NSW Government

How to stay safe in your home this winter

28 May 2020

Over winter there is an increase in residential house fire-related incidents and fatalities — it's important for all homes to be careful when using heaters, fireplaces, electric blankets and other…


Thousands of new trees brighten up Greater Sydney

27 May 2020

In partnership with Greening Australia and Landcare NSW, the new trees will expand the city’s green canopy and will contribute to the Premier’s Priority of planting one million trees by 2022. …

Family & Community Services

Funding boost to support domestic violence during COVID-19

26 May 2020

The NSW Government will provide $12.8 million to help victims seek support during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic to better protect women and children across the state. Funding for …


NSW transport staff help the return to school

25 May 2020

Additional Transport Officers, Security Officers and Marshalling Officers will help customers stay safe across the transport network as COVID-19 (coronavirus) restrictions start to ease.  …
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