NSW Caretaker Period has commenced

The caretaker period for the NSW Election commenced on 1 March 2019. Accordingly, no ministerial press releases or related information issued by the Government from 1 March 2019 will be available on this website. For copies of recently-issued ministerial press releases or information on the election policies of any political party, please go to the website of the relevant political party.

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Awards and recognition

Awards are a way for the NSW Government to acknowledge excellence and reward achievement and service.

Awards for community service

The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) is responsible for coordinating, or has significant involvement in, awards which recognise service to the community.

Awards for public service

The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) is responsible for coordinating, or has significant involvement in the following awards which recognise outstanding public service.

Premier's Award for Public Service

The Premier’s Awards for Public Service recognise excellence in the delivery of public services to the NSW community by the public sector, not-for-profit organisations and private businesses.

Australian Honours

Awards in the Australian honours system recognise citizens for excellence, achievement or service and contributions to our society.

Congratulatory messages

Australians living in NSW celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary can receive a personal letter of congratulations from the NSW Premier.