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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.


New regulations for short-term rentals

29 Oct 2020

A mandatory Code of Conduct will be introduced for short-term rentals in NSW to protect the rights of hosts, guests and neighbours.

New medical gas licensing scheme begins 1 November 2020

28 Oct 2020

A new licensing scheme for medical gas systems in medical facilities will begin on 1 November 2020.

Emergency Services

$192 million funding for bushfire inquiry initiatives

27 Oct 2020

The funding will protect NSW communities, properties and provide extra support for emergency workers. 

Living in NSW

Statewide crackdown on illegal puppy factories

23 Oct 2020

A new taskforce will inspect puppy breeding facilities across NSW, making sure they meet the NSW Government’s animal welfare requirements.



Faster internet for all NSW public schools

22 Oct 2020

The $328 million upgrade will provide students with the fastest internet access for a public education system in Australia.



Religious gatherings and gym restrictions to ease

21 Oct 2020

COVID-19 restrictions for religious gatherings and gyms will be eased from Friday 23 October 2020.


Green light for NSW Northern Rivers rail trail

21 Oct 2020

The scenic walking and cycling trail will increase tourism, create more jobs and provide an investment boost to the Northern Rivers.

Living in NSW

Tickets on sale for Great Southern Nights

20 Oct 2020

Great Southern Nights will bring 1000 COVID Safe performances to live music venues across Sydney and regional NSW in November 2020.



Outdoor gathering and hospitality bookings to increase

19 Oct 2020

The number of people who can attend outdoor gatherings, restaurant group bookings and weddings will increase under a relaxation of COVID-19 rules. 



Scholarships to support vulnerable students

19 Oct 2020

Students in out-of-home care or living in social housing can apply for a $1000 scholarship to help cover their educational expenses.


Family & Community Services

Capacity increase for NSW Remembrance Day services

16 Oct 2020

An exemption will apply for NSW Remembrance Day services which will allow gatherings of up to 100 people in a COVID Safe way.


Relaxed restrictions for outdoor dining and music performances

13 Oct 2020

The new restrictions allow hospitality venues with outdoor areas and outdoor seated music performances to increase capacity in a COVID Safe way.

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