Government of New South Wales
6 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
| Professor Marie Bashir, Governor |
Barry Robert O'Farrell, Premier
The Government of New South Wales has a parliamentary system and it is one part of the Commonwealth of Australia. The government is based on the United Kingdom's Westminster system wherein there is a separation power between the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary as set forth by the Constitution Act of 1902.
Application for New gTLDs
In October 2011, the Government of New South Wales through its Department of Finance and Services issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking a partner to serve as registry operator to apply for and managed the .sydney and possibly .nsw geographical TLDs on a revenue sharing agreement if approved by ICANN.  ARI Registry Services was selected by the state to serve as registry operator for the .sydney string, however the state continued to consider its application for .nsw TLD given that under the New Applicant Guidebook, it is not guaranteed that the string will be approved by ICANN. ARI Registry also secured the contract to manage and operate the .victoria and .melbourne string for the Government of Victoria.  Ernst & Young and Melbourne IT were brought on to help develop the application for the TLDs.  No application was ever submitted for .nsw