Audit Office of New South Wales


1 Feb 2018

This report has recommended that the NSW Office of Local Government (OLG) should, by mid-2018, give councils additional guidance on good practice in reporting, start developing a performance measurement framework, and help rural councils develop their reporting capability.


20 Dec 2017

Effective internal controls and governance systems help agencies to operate efficiently and effectively and comply with relevant laws, standards and policies. This evaluation assesses how well agencies are implementing these systems, and highlights opportunities for improvement.


19 Sep 2017

The NSW energy rebates budget is substantial and the distribution arrangements are complex. The objective of the audit was to assess whether the current design and distribution of energy rebates schemes is effective.


17 Aug 2017

This NSW Auditor-General audit report finds that there is no overall policy framework for palliative and end-of-life care in the state, nor is there comprehensive monitoring and reporting on services and outcomes.


20 Jun 2017

This report analyses the results of the financial statement audits of the ten NSW universities and their controlled entities for the year ended 31 December 2016.

Research report

30 Mar 2017


This report focuses on key observations and common issues identified from our financial, performance and compliance audits in 2016, and identifies examples of good practice. It also looks forward to where we will focus our efforts in 2017.

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Research report

26 May 2016

Examines how well the department targets early childhood education funding towards achieving the NSW Government’s universal access objective and performance benchmarks.

Executive Summary The NSW Government wants all children to have access to quality early childhood education in their year before school....

Research report

4 Feb 2016

The decision to franchise ferry services on the Sydney Ferries Network is justified, according to this report.

Executive summary Scheduled ferry services on the Sydney Ferries Network are provided under the Ferry System Contract managed by Transport for NSW (TfNSW). Harbour City Ferries...


16 Jul 2015

Executive summary: The aim of this audit was to examine selected areas of government activity to see if sufficient information was available to identify and assess changes in productivity. The following six activities in five agencies were examined: primary and secondary school education (the...

Research report

29 Jan 2015

An approach that puts emphasis on increased contestability and student choice can maximise the public value for the government’s investment in VET, according to this report.

Executive Summary

Background The NSW Government recognises the need for an educated, skilled workforce to drive...

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