NSW Caretaker Period has commenced

The caretaker period for the NSW Election commenced on 1 March 2019.

Accordingly, no ministerial press releases or related information issued by the Government from 1 March 2019 will be available on this website.

For copies of recently-issued ministerial press releases or information on the election policies of any political party, please go to the website of the relevant political party.

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Premier's Memorandum

M2014-12- 2015 State Election - Caretaker Conventions


Information concerning the caretaker conventions in the lead-up to the 2015 State Election.


In the lead-up to the 2015 general election, the caretaker period will commence when the Legislative Assembly is dissolved on Friday, 6 March 2015.

As a general rule, no significant new decisions or initiatives, appointments, or contractual undertakings should be made during the caretaker period.  Routine government business, however, should proceed as usual.

In addition to the formal caretaker conventions, which only apply in the caretaker period, there are other established practices that apply in the months leading up to an election.

To assist Ministers, the attached guidance on the relevant conventions and practices has been prepared.

Should any difficulties arise in the application of these conventions or practices in particular circumstances, please contact the Office of the Secretary, Department of Premier and Cabinet, (02) 92283323.

Please ensure that all agencies within your portfolio are advised of these conventions and practices.