About Us

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, principally under the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983 and the Corporations Act 2001, and 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
  • 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.

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Our vision

Making a difference through audit excellence.

Our mission

To help parliament hold government accountable for its use of public resources.

Our values

  • 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.

Our award-winning annual report

Annual Plan 2013-14

We won a Gold Award in the 2016 Australasian Reporting Awards.