Working at DPC

The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) leads the NSW public sector to deliver on the government’s commitments and priorities.

From 1 July, DPC’s key role is supporting the Premier; the Special Minister of State, Minister for the Public Service and Employee Relations, Aboriginal Affairs, and the Arts; Cabinet; and the people of NSW.

DPC also provides leadership across the public service, assisting in the delivery of government strategy and priorities. DPC works in partnership with agencies, as well as with private, not-for-profit and academic organisations to optimise public sector performance and drive the implementation of decisions made by the government.

As the lead agency in the NSW public service, DPC coordinates the delivery of services through a whole-of-government approach. DPC engage directly with the community and we drive delivery to serve customers who rely on NSW public services. We are guided by our core values of integrity, trust, service and accountability.

Our mission is to enhance the lives of the people of NSW by driving priorities, brokering outcomes and delivering programs and services.

DPC's head office is based in Martin Place, Sydney, with offices in regional NSW.

Learning and development

DPC employees can access a range of learning and development opportunities through skill-based courses, formal studies, on-the-job development (such as projects, acting roles or secondments) and mentoring and coaching.

Developing your career

DPC offers corporately-funded programs targeted to build the capability of staff across the department. Employees can register for skills development courses throughout the year, ranging from online learning to face-to-face courses.


Managers and aspiring managers can participate in training programs to develop their skills in leading teams, people management and recruitment.

The Public Service Commission’s NSW Leadership Academy programs target high-potential leaders who are ready to transition to higher roles.


The Young Professionals Network hosts a range of events for DPC employees under 35, including social events, lunchtime professional development courses and opportunities to develop connections with senior executives from across government and industry.

The Flexible Work network supports employees with flexible work arrangements, allows them to share learnings and identifies barriers and solutions to flexible working within DPC.

Diversity and inclusion

At DPC we value diversity and treat all people in a fair and equitable manner.

Our goal at DPC is to attract and retain the right people for the right job, no matter what their background is. This means that we embed diversity and inclusion in everything we do on a daily basis, whether it be our recruitment processes, workplace culture, or policies and procedures. To support and drive diversity and inclusion in our organisation, DPC has an executive-led Diversity and Inclusion Council and an employee Diversity and Inclusion Network.

DPC embraces people from all walks of life within our community. By doing so we’re building a strong, motivated and dynamic workforce that’s reflective of the diversity of the people of NSW. This gives us a deeper understanding of the communities we serve and allows us to deliver better outcomes for the people of NSW through our wide range of expertise, perspectives and innovative ideas.

DPC welcomes and encourages applications from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI+, people with disability, people with caring responsibilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and women.

Flexible working

Flexibility gives you the freedom to work how, where and when it makes most sense for you, the organisation and our customers. At DPC, and with the support of the Premier, we are committed to ensuring that all roles can be flexible.

By 2019, NSW public sector roles will be flexible on an "if not, why not?" basis.

Flexible working at DPC includes any work arrangement that changes standard hours, days or location of work on a temporary or long-term basis, such as:

  • changing the hours worked on any given day
  • changing the number of days worked each week as part of a compressed work week or reducing the total hours worked each week on a temporary or ongoing basis in a job share or part-time arrangement
  • a job share where you partner with another colleague to perform a single role
  • using paid or unpaid leave entitlements for extended breaks from full-time or even part-time work
  • working at a location other than your primary workplace.

Grace Papers program – supporting parents at DPC

Grace Papers is a fully-resourced, six step program that supports DPC mums-and-dads-to-be professionally through pregnancy and beyond. 

Jawun Secondment Program

DPC employees can apply for Jawun's six-week secondment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partner organisation in urban and rural communities.

Respectful Relationships

Our workplace supports those experiencing domestic and family violence and works to achieve gender equality. We received accreditation for our practices and remain committed to these issues.

Recognising excellence

Our workplace is built on diverse people who drive creativity and innovation. Having a diverse workforce ensures that the NSW Government represents the community it serves.

DPC recognises excellence at all levels.

Colleagues can acknowledge and thank each other informally through our ITSA Thank You website.

The annual DPC Staff Awards acknowledge the people and teams that drive and deliver outcomes at the highest level to support the NSW Government and the community of NSW.

The Public Service Medal is a prestigious award recognised internationally within the Australian Honours and Awards system.

The NSW Service Medallion is presented by the Premier and awarded to employees who have completed 40 or more years of meritorious service for the NSW Government.

The Premier’s Awards for Public Service recognise extraordinary work by teams and individuals who have contributed to strengthening NSW.

The Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence encourage and recognise best practice and innovation in all levels of government in Australia, while honouring the achievements of public sector working groups, units and teams.