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The NSW Electoral Commission staff agency is led by the Electoral Commissioner. It was created as a separate public sector agency under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013. 

The NSW Electoral Commission staff agency conducts state, local government and commercial elections in New South Wales, and maintains the roll of electors for the state. The Electoral Commissioner is responsible for the operations of the agency, which comprises four divisions, and reports to the NSW Parliament Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters.

The NSW Electoral Commissioner

The NSW Electoral Commissioner leads the staff agency and sits on the three-member statutory body.


The Elections division delivers professional election events and services to meet stakeholder needs and expectations. The business units are: Elections Support, Elections Operations, Customer Service and Relationship Management, and Election Innovation.

Funding, Disclosure and Compliance & General Counsel

The Funding, Disclosure and Compliance & General Counsel division is responsible for registration of political parties and political participants, as well as the regulation and administration of the electoral funding, expenditure and disclosure scheme.

It also registers and regulates third-party lobbyists, is responsible for taking enforcement action for breaches of electoral and lobbyist laws and delivers legal services to all divisions.


The Corporate division delivers professional corporate services and governance to meet stakeholder needs, as well as supporting the achievement of our corporate objectives.

The business units are: human resources, finance, communications and the enterprise portfolio management office & corporate governance.

Information services

The Information services division develops and implements information and communication technology strategies and services to meet the needs and expectations of key stakeholders.

The business functions within Information Services are: Business Systems, Security, and Infrastructure.