Finances and Contracts


The Audit Office generates revenue in excess of $40 million per annum and has more than 500 clients ranging from large statutory authorities and departments to small subsidiary companies and local councils.

The main income of the Audit Office is earned from financial audit fees with the largest expenditure item being salaries and related expenses. The Audit Office's performance audits are reimbursed directly by Treasury as are the costs of production and production and publication of the Auditor-General's Reports to Parliament. For further information on our finances please refer to our latest annual report.

Contracts Register

The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) requires the Audit Office of New South Wales to maintain a publicly available register detailing contracts worth more than $150,000 between us and a private sector body.

The contracted private body must have agreed to:

  • undertake a specific project (for example, construction, infrastructure or property development)
  • provide specific goods or services (for example, information technology services)
  • transfer real property to another party in the contract, or
  • a lease of real property.

Contracts that are not required to be recorded on the register include:

  • contracts entered into before 1 July 2010
  • contracts between the Audit Office and other government agencies
  • contracts with a value less than $150,000
  • employment contracts.

Contracts Register - Our register of current contracts with the private sector worth more than $150,000 is available on the NSW eTendering website.

The Audit Office has only one class 3 contract - office lease.  

Statement of Business Ethics 

The purpose of the Audit Office’s Statement of Business Ethics is to provide guidance for third parties when doing business with the Audit Office.

Statement of Business Ethics 



Our vision

Our insights inform and challenge government to improve outcomes for citizens.

Our purpose

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.