Special ticket release for NSW Seniors Festival Gala Concert

21 Mar 2018:

The perfect pitch of Aussie entertainer David Campbell and songstress Marcia Hines echoed across Darling Harbour this week to promote the final release of limited tickets to the NSW Seniors Festival’s pinnacle event - the Premier’s Gala Concert series.

Tathra Fires

20 Mar 2018: People impacted by recent bushfires in Tathra, on the south coast of New South Wales, can access up-to date emergency information on how to get assistance via the Emergency NSW website at

2016 Census homelessness estimates

14 Mar 2018:

Today’s release of the latest estimates of homelessness from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows there are some emerging issues which will require investigation, and demonstrates why homelessness is a key priority for the NSW Government.

NSW Government strategy drives healthy and creative ageing

14 Mar 2018:

More innovative and evidence based projects that will be implemented to improve the lives
of older people in NSW, have today been released as part of the NSW Ageing Strategy 2016-
2020 Year Two Action Plan.

Outreach houses 200th rough sleeper

13 Mar 2018:

The NSW Government has introduced more proactive outreach programs that take services directly to people sleeping rough – resulting in 200 people from the inner city accessing permanent, stable social housing.

New online application process for rental bond loans

8 Mar 2018:

Clients can now apply for their rental bond loan online which replaces five different paper forms and removes the need for clients to wait in line at their local office.

iPads improving the client experience for housing tenants

8 Mar 2018:

FACS is using technology to improve how we interact with clients by simplifying our systems and processes.

Laws to protect pregnant job seekers pass Parliament

8 Mar 2018:

The NSW Parliament has repealed a law that allowed employers to fire or refuse to hire women who knew they were pregnant when applying for a job today.

Professor Hala Zreiqat wins top accolade at 2018 NSW Women of the Year Awards

8 Mar 2018:

An extraordinary contribution to regenerative medicine and orthopaedic research in NSW and an unwavering commitment to improving opportunities for women around the world has won Professor Hala Zreiqat the top accolade at the 2018 NSW Women of the Year awards.

Funding boost to increase economic opportunities for women in NSW

8 Mar 2018:

Women across NSW are set to benefit from a boost to the latest round of the Investing in Women grants program, as the NSW Government doubles the support on offer to $400,000.

More work to do as NSW pushes for gender equality

6 Mar 2018:

The number of women working and in leadership roles in NSW continues to steadily increase, according to the NSW Government’s ‘Then and Now’ report, a snap shot of the progress of women working in current or previously male-dominated industries.

Millers Point program continues to deliver

5 Mar 2018:

Hundreds of people on the social housing waiting list and hundreds more will have access to brand new homes as the NSW Government continues to deliver on its promise to build more housing through the sale of properties in Millers Point.

$6.6 million to promote youth mentoring

27 Feb 2018:

Minister responsible for Youth, Ray Williams, today announced four organisations will receive a share of $6.6 million over three years to deliver a youth mentoring program.

More assessors to determine the best permanency options for children and young people

23 Feb 2018:

A new, expanded panel of Independent Assessors across NSW will help boost permanency planning for children and young people who are in, or at risk of entering, out-of-home-care.

More caseworkers to help families in need

23 Feb 2018:

Extra child protection specialists have started work across NSW as the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) continues a major caseworker recruitment drive.

Fewer sleeping rough on CBD streets

23 Feb 2018:

Fewer people are sleeping rough on Sydney’s streets as record spending and intensive outreach efforts by the NSW Government deliver housing and support for people facing homelessness.

Stronger social housing communities for NSW

22 Feb 2018:

The NSW Government is delivering on its election commitment to build stronger social housing communities following the announcement of the successful recipients under the fourth round of the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF).

Resident Rights consultation period extended

21 Feb 2018:

The NSW Government has extended the consultation period for improving resident protections for people with disability living in supported group accommodation. You can now have your say by Sunday 11 March 2018.

NSW working with Commonwealth on national elder abuse plan

20 Feb 2018:

Attorney General Mark Speakman and Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies have today reaffirmed the NSW Government’s commitment to working with the Commonwealth to tackle elder abuse.

Star-studded line up for Premier's Gala concerts

19 Feb 2018:

From today, seniors across the state can secure their seat to the pinnacle event of the NSW Government’s 2018 Seniors Festival.