Government Advertising Act 2011

The pre-election quarantine on NSW Government advertising is now in effect. For detailed information please refer to the Government Advertising Act 2011, and the accompanying Advertising Regulation 2018.

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Expenditure Reporting

Media expenditure

The Government Communications team reports on whole-of-government media expenditure through the Media Agency Services contract. Other costs associated with advertising are held by each NSW Government agency.

Total Media Expenditure By Year

Financial Year


July 2007 to June 2008


July 2008 to June 2009


July 2009 to June 2010


July 2010 to June 2011


July 2011 to June 2012


July 2012 to June 2013


July 2013 to June 2014


July 2014 to June 2015


July 2015 to June 2016


July 2016 to June 2017


July 2017 to June 2018


Media expenditure by campaign and government agency

Reports of media expenditure for individual public awareness campaigns are updated and published on a quarterly basis. Reports are prepared by financial year.

Reports of total media expenditure (for all categories of advertising) for individual government agencies are updated and published every six months. Reports are prepared by financial year.












Note: Media expenditure reports may not be final until approximately three months after the close of the report period to ensure accurate finalisation of expenditure data following completion of advertising activities.

Access to Information - GIPA Act 2009

Information about accessing DPC Information and GIPA (Government Information Public Access) Act 2009