Regulation and administration

Regulation and administration refer to services that include Births Deaths & Marriages, Liquor and Gaming, Fair Trading, SafeWork NSW, state fines, fees, taxes and grants, state-provided insurance and compensation services, energy supply support services, and food safety services.


Regulation and administration services in NSW


life events registered in 2019 including births, deaths, marriages, and change of name.1


enquiries made to Liquor & Gaming, Fair Trading, or SafeWork.2


in workers insurance claim payments.3


in energy rebates paid to 914,000 customers.4


total licences or authorisations across Liquor & Gaming, Fair Trading, and SafeWork.2


food safety inspections and audits conducted.5

How are customers experiencing these services?

We asked customers how well we were delivering on our Customer Commitments based on their experience with regulation and administration services in NSW. Here’s what they said is working well and where we need to improve.

What are we doing well?

The following statements highlight areas that most respondents agree are working well for them.

  • I was able to do what I set out to do.
  • I was able to reach an outcome.
  • I found it easy to access the service I needed.
  • The information was simple to understand.
  • They did what they said they would do.

Where can we improve?

The following statements highlight areas that need improvement, based on the least number of respondents agreeing with the statements.

  • I felt I was able to provide feedback on how the service could be improved to better meet my needs.
  • I felt I was able to provide feedback on the service I received.
  • They made an effort to see things from my perspective.
  • The process took very little time.
  • They were proactive in keeping me informed.

Here’s what customers told us about regulation and administration services in NSW


79% of customers found these services to be easy to access.


73% felt that service staff acted with empathy in their interaction with the service.


70% of customers felt their time was respected.


72% of customers felt the service explained what to expect.


79% of customers felt their situation was resolved.


58% of customers felt the service allowed them to provide feedback.

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About the regulation and administration data

1 NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages general statistics, NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages.
2 NSW Department of Customer Service Annual Report 2020-21.
3 icare Workers Insurance performance data, latest figures up to March 2022.
4 NSW Energy Rebates Annual Report 2020-21.
5 NSW Food Authority Annual Report 2020-21.

CXS Source: NSW Government Customer Experience Survey (CXS). About the survey methodology.

Fieldwork: January to June 2022.
Questions: Thinking about your experience with the government service…

  • How easy or difficult was it to do this?
  • How satisfied or dissatisfied were you with this experience?
  • To what extent do you trust the government service to be working in your best interests?
  • We would like your opinion on [CUSTOMER COMMITMENT]. Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the statements below.

Base: Customers who have interacted with regulation and administration services in the last 12 months.
Sample sizes:  Ease and Satisfaction (n=2681), Trust (n=2707), Customer Commitments (various n=2175 to 2707).
Definitions and notes:

  • Ease of service is calculated as the percentage of customers that selected ‘Very easy’ or ‘Somewhat easy’.
  • Satisfaction with service is calculated as the percentage of customers that selected ‘Very satisfied’ or ‘Somewhat satisfied’.
  • Trust in service is calculated as the percentage of customers that selected ‘Trust a great deal’ or ‘Somewhat trust’.
  • Responses to the Customer Commitment questions are calculated as the percentage of customers that selected ‘Strongly agree’ or ‘Somewhat agree’ and it excludes ‘Not applicable’ responses.
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