Agency compliance with NSW Government travel policies

A report released today by the Auditor-General for New South Wales, Margaret Crawford, highlights that overall, agencies materially complied with NSW Government travel policies.

The Auditor-General said, 'Compliance with the Government's travel policies will help agencies make better travel decisions and reduce costs'. Last year NSW Government agencies spent almost $250 million dollars on travel.

However, the Auditor-General found some agencies:

  • did not always book official travel through the approved supplier
  • had weaknesses in their travel approval processes
  • had travel policies that were inconsistent with the NSW Government policy
  • did not adequately manage their travel records.    

The audit covered systems and processes at 15 agencies with significant travel expenditure, including the central agency responsible for policy administration and management of the travel contract with the Government's approved supplier.

Further information

Barry Underwood, Director, Office of the Auditor-General, on 9275 7220 or 0403 073 664 and email