Who we are
The Audit Office of New South Wales is a statutory authority, established under the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983, that conducts audits for the Auditor-General. The Auditor-General helps parliament hold government accountable for its use of public resources.
What we do
The Auditor-General is responsible for audits and related services. The Audit Office conducts financial and performance audits of NSW Government agencies, local councils and council entities, principally under the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983, the Corporations Act 2001 and the Local Government Act 1993. The Audit Office also examines allegations of serious and substantial waste of public money under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994.
Our main clients
- Parliament of New South Wales
- NSW government agencies
- NSW local councils and council entities
- The people of New South Wales.
Our Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct provides standards and guidance for ethical and professional conduct. It links to the Audit Office’s values of purpose, people and professionalism and to the NSW Public Sector values of integrity, trust, service and accountability.
Making a difference through audit excellence.
To help parliament hold government accountable for its use of public resources.
- Purpose – we have an impact, are accountable and work as a team.
- People – we trust and respect others, and have a balanced approach to work.
- Professionalism – we are recognised for our independence and integrity and the value we deliver.
We won a Gold Award in the 2016 Australasian Reporting Awards.