Service NSW


Service NSW
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Agency overview
Formed18 March 2013
JurisdictionNew South Wales
HeadquartersSydney, Australia
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Damon Rees, Chief Executive Officer
Parent departmentDepartment of Customer Service
Key document
  • Service NSW (One-stop Access to Government Services) Act 2013 No 39

Service NSW is a New South Wales Government executive agency within the Department of Customer Service that provides a one-stop access to government services via online, phone or in-person at its service centres.[1][2] The agency is the single point of contact point for a number of New South Wales government agencies including Transport for NSW, Fair Trading NSW and Births, Deaths and Marriages, and provides services such as the application for licences and permits, registration of births and payment of fines.[3]

As of October 2019, there are 101 Service NSW centres across the state, with 73 located in regional NSW.[2]


Development of Service NSW commenced in July 2012, with the appointment of Michael Pratt as Customer Service Commissioner. Over the next year, organisational structure and business processes were developed, and executive team and staff were recruited. The organisation was officially created as a separate agency on 18 March 2013 within the Department of Premier and Cabinet cluster, but it was non-operating until assets, staff and liabilities were transferred from the DPC on 14 June 2013.[2][4] In April 2013, a "concept store" was opened for testing.

In July 2013, its website and a round-the-clock telephone service were launched, and its inaugural Kiama service centre opened on 5 July 2013.[5] Service NSW offices replaced Roads and Maritime Services offices in New South Wales. They provide additional services in multiple locations that were previously only available in the Sydney CBD and at certain regional locations.

On 1 July 2014, Service NSW was transferred to the Treasury and Finance cluster.[6][7] The Treasury and Finance cluster was replaced by the Finance, Services and Innovation cluster on 1 July 2015, which was replaced by the Customer Service cluster on 1 July 2019.[2]

Chief Executive Officers

Service NSW is led by its Chief Executive Officer, presently Damon Rees, who reports to the Minister for Customer Service, presently Victor Dominello.

  • Glenn King (2012-15)[5]
  • Rachna Ghandi (2015-17)[8]
  • Damon Rees (2017-present)[9][2]


  1. ^ "Service NSW".
  2. ^ a b c d e "Service NSW Annual Report 2018-19" (PDF). OpenGov NSW. Service NSW. October 2019. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  3. ^ "About us". Service NSW. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Public Sector Employment and Management (Service NSW Division) Order 2013". NSW Legislation. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Service NSW Annual Report 2012-13" (PDF). Service NSW. October 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Service NSW Annual Report 2013-14" (PDF). Service NSW. 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Administrative Arrangements (Administrative Changes—Miscellaneous Agencies) Order 2014". NSW Legislation. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Service NSW CEO snapped up by Suncorp | The Mandarin". The Mandarin. 17 August 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Feds poach NSW commissioning boss for new Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency | The Mandarin". The Mandarin. 24 November 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017.