Government and rights

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The NSW Ombudsman is an independent and impartial watchdog, watching over most NSW public sector and many private sector agencies. Find information about their role and the complaints process.
The IPC administers NSW legislation dealing with privacy and access to government information. Find information about accessing government information.
The Commonweath Ombudsman investigates complaints from people who believe they have been treated unfairly by an Australian government agency. Find out about the complaints process.
Find out about funding, elections, enroling, voting, candidates and parties, and past results for NSW State and local government elections.

This issue explains the key features of our electoral laws, who can vote, who can stand for election, and how votes are counted.

This looseleaf service has detailed information on administrative law, including the AAT, the Federal Court, freedom of information, archives, the Ombudsman, and privacy.

Looking for more? The State Library has a wealth of legal information in its collections. Try searching our various resources to find more.

Legislation and case law

NSW legislation

Find all NSW legislation, including current and historical Acts, Regulations, Gazettes and Bills. 

NSW caselaw

Find cases from NSW courts and tribunals, including the Supreme Court, Local Court, and the Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)


Find legislation and cases from all Australian jurisdictions.

Federal Register of Legislation

Find all Commonwealth legislation, including current and historical Acts, Legislative Instruments, Gazettes and Bills.