Who can register nsw.gov.au domain names?
nsw.gov.au is a “closed” domain space, available for use by NSW Government and local council organisations within NSW only.
A registrant (or domain owner) must be:
- an organisation established by an Act of Parliament or government-only regulation as a government department or agency
- a local government entity
- a statutory authority
- other defined government body.
Register a new domain
Your application is then forwarded to NSW Government Domain Administrator to check it complies with the Domain Policies and Guidelines.
Until further notice, the Department of Customer Service is covering the cost of domain registrations.
Manage your domains
Once the domain name is registered, registrants are responsible for maintaining registry records. Changes can be requested on the Domain Name website and are managed by the Domain Name Administration support team at the Australian Government Department of Finance.
Raise a support request to:
Policy and guidelines
All domain registration and administration activities for NSW Government agencies and local councils must comply with the following national policies and guidelines:
- the National Policy & Governance Framework for gov.au domains
- the National gov.au Eligibility and Allocation Policy
- the National Domain Name Guidelines for choosing, managing and retiring domain name
Additionally, NSW Government agencies must conform with C2018-01 Registration and management of domain names ending in nsw.gov.au.
Domains for NSW Government entities
Before applying for a domain name, consider how this new site fits into your digital strategy and online presence. Could it be part of an existing domain, either as a subdomain or subdirectory, or delivered through the redevelopment of an existing domain?
For questions about nsw.gov.au domains, email firstname.lastname@example.org