About the Office of the NSW Cross Border Commissioner

The Office of the NSW Cross Border Commissioner identifies and helps resolve issues that occur by being located near a state border.

How we help

We assist businesses, organisations and individuals who live, work and operate in cross-border areas of NSW by helping to connect them to the most appropriate agency to ensure their issue is addressed.

We are also working closely with the bordering states of NSW to gain an understanding of cross border issues and to develop a framework for the raising and resolution of cross border issues.

The Office of the NSW Cross Border Commissioner aims to achieve the best outcome for stakeholders by informing, connecting and advocating on behalf of NSW cross border communities. Our goals and strategies are outlined in the NSW Cross-Border Commissioner Business Plan 2015-18.

Issues we cover

We assist with a wide variety of concerns related to living or working near a border. If there is a cross border issue affecting your ability to live, work and operate, let us know.

If you have a legal issue, the NSW Government provides a free government phone service for legal information, referrals and in some cases, advice for people who have a legal problem in NSW. For more information, go to the LawAccess NSW website or phone LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529.

NSW Cross Border Commissioner

James McTavish was appointed NSW Cross Border Commissioner in July 2014. As the Commissioner, he advocates for businesses, organisations and residents in border communities.

Get in touch

We want to hear from you about issues, solutions and suggestions for matters around living, working and operating near a state border.

You can contact the Commissioner by:

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