The purpose of this circular is to inform Government agencies of changes to Government Gazette arrangements.
On 1 January 2014 the Government Gazette will move from a print-based subscription service to official online publication on the Legislation Website (www.legislation.nsw.gov.au). Printed copies of the Gazette, and quarterly bound volumes, will no longer be produced and distributed. Instead, the Gazette will be available to be viewed and searched on the Legislation Website. Users may subscribe by RSS to automatically receive Gazettes. A new Gazette search facility will be provided to enable a single electronic search across multiple Gazettes (initially for Gazettes since 2001). More information on the new arrangements is available from www.legislation.nsw.gov.au.
In addition, from 1 January 2014, the compilation of the Gazette and the Gazette staff will move from Strategic Communications Branch, DPC, to the Parliamentary Counsel's Office. From 1 January 2014 the contact information for lodgment of notices in the Gazette will be as follows:
telephone: (02) 9321 3356
As is currently the case, only electronic lodgment of notices for publication will be accepted.
Heads of Government agencies should ensure that this Circular is brought to the attention of officers who are responsible for lodging notices in the Gazette or who are involved in legal research relating to matters published in the Gazette.
Which agencies does this Circular apply to?
All Government agencies.
Who needs to know about this Circular?
Officers responsible for lodging notices in the Government Gazette or who are involved in legal research relating to matters lodged in the Gazette.