Join the public sector

Working in the NSW public sector gives you lots of great opportunities to contribute to the broader NSW community and offers flexibility in the way you work.

These are some of the benefits you get when you work with us.


Make a contribution

Working for NSW means working for the community. We are building the future of NSW through shaping policy, working directly with customers, and giving people equal opportunities and access to services.


We’re a workforce that values diversity

We’re proud to work with a diverse range of people. To deliver the best for the people of NSW, we need to be reflective of the community we serve. We are committed to making our workplaces inclusive for all people, where everyone feels valued and heard.


Explore new opportunities

We’re the largest employer in Australia which means there are always chances to further your professional experience. We invest in our people. Our roles are designed so that you can transfer your capabilities and move within your agency or beyond. You will have opportunities to work with and learn from the varied experiences of our diverse workforce, embracing new challenges and learning from some of the best leaders and innovators.


Make time for what counts

Being able to have a positive work/life balance is an important part of staying engaged at work. Having flexibility at work helps you make time for family, friends or even to pursue further study. Most of our agencies and departments have flexible work options available, and you can discuss these with your manager at any time.


Our values

All employees are committed to upholding our core values and living them through our work. Our values are determined by the Code of Ethics and Conduct for NSW Government Sector Employees.

Our values are:


  • Consider people equally without prejudice or favour.
  • Act professionally with honesty, consistency and impartiality.
  • Take responsibility for situations, showing leadership and courage.
  • Place the public interest over personal interest.


  • Appreciate difference and welcome learning from others.
  • Build relationships based on mutual respect.
  • Uphold the law, institutions of Government, and democratic principles.
  • Communicate intentions clearly and invite teamwork and collaboration.
  • Provide apolitical and non-partisan advice.


  • Provide services fairly, with a focus on customer needs.
  • Be flexible, innovative and reliable in service delivery.
  • Engage with the not-for-profit and business sectors to develop and implement service solutions.
  • Focus on quality while maximising service delivery.


  • Recruit and promote staff on merit.
  • Take responsibility for decisions and actions.
  • Provide transparency to enable public scrutiny.
  • Observe standards for safety.
  • Be fiscally responsible and focus on efficient, effective and prudent use of resources.