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Guarantee of service 

Commitment to the Community

NSW Industrial Relations is a key contributor to The Treasury Strategic Plan.

The Plan articulates that our overarching purpose is to increase the living standards of the people of NSW by positioning ourselves as a trusted and influential advisor.

Our core values of excellence, integrity, accountability and trust guide us in our work. 

Core services

NSW IR promotes compliance with industrial legislation by:

  • providing information, advice and assistance relating to industrial entitlements
  • undertaking industrial inspections and industry targeted campaigns
  • administering retail trading hours legislation
  • where necessary, prosecuting breaches of industrial law.

NSW IR promotes workplace reform in NSW by:

  • advising employers, workers and unions on workplace reform issues
  • providing practical training on how to introduce implement and maintain workplace reform initiatives
  • publishing and distributing information that promotes best practice principles.

NSW IR leads industrial relations reform in the NSW public sector by:

  • providing innovative and principles based direction on industrial relations matters 
  • proactively developing and promoting best practice across the sector.

Commitment to the Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations

NSW IR serves the government through: 

  • the provision of accurate, relevant, professional and timely advice and information on industrial relations strategies
  • successful delivery of NSW 2021 Plan priorities assigned to Treasury, and of any other initiatives assigned to the Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations by the Premier and/or Cabinet. 

Commitment to other government agencies

NSW IR also works closely with other central agencies, service delivery agencies, state owned corporations and other public trading enterprises to consult on and develop policy for the implementation of industrial relations reforms.


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