A lighthouse is a symbol of good governance. It shines a light on the right way forward and warns of danger before it hits. This is the essence of good public sector governance: keeping agencies on the right track and sounding an alarm before things could go wrong. 

The governance lighthouse concept was first published in the Auditor-General's Report Parliament Volume Two 2011 and includes more detail on the 17 points of governance (based on the eight ASX Corporate Governance Principles). 

Governance Lighthouse, Audit Office of New South Wales

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 Report 2012-2013

We won 2013 Report of the Year and a Gold Award in the 2013 Australasian Reporting Awards.