nsw.gov.au domain names
NSW Government entities and local councils can use nsw.gov.au domain names to identify their agency, organisation or program online. nsw.gov.au domain names are registered, renewed and updated by domain name account holders (account holder) in NSW Government entities and local councils.
Domain names are registered for a period of two years and cost $47.85.
Register a new domain
Check if a domain name is available and register it to your organisation.
Apply for a .nsw.gov.au domain
Manage your domains
Update name servers, registrant and technical contact details and pay invoices.
Log in to The Console
Transfer a domain
Apply to administer a domain from another organisation through The Console.
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Don't have an account? Create an account and apply to administer a domain
Who can register nsw.gov.au domain names?
nsw.gov.au is a “closed” domain space, available for use by NSW Government and local council organisations within NSW only.
A registrant (or domain owner) must be:
- an organisation established by an Act of Parliament or government-only regulation as a government department or agency
- a local government entity
- a statutory authority
- other defined government body.
Policy and guidelines
All domain registration & administration activities for NSW Government agencies and local councils must comply with the following national policies and guidelines:
- The National Policy & Governance Framework for gov.au domains
- The National gov.au Eligibility and Allocation Policy
- The National Domain Name Guidelines for choosing, managing and retiring domain name
Additionally, NSW Government agencies must conform with the following state policy: DPC Circular No. 2012-08: NSW Government Website Management
Domains for NSW Government entities
Before applying for a domain name, consider how this new site fits into your digital strategy and online presence. Could it be part of an existing domain, either as a subdomain or subdirectory, or delivered through the redevelopment of an existing domain?
How to register and manage your domain names
NSW Government agencies must have a Government Netregistry account. Accounts are the responsibility of account holders. If you are unsure who your account holder is, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your account holder will lodge your domain name application with Netregistry. Your application is then forwarded to DPC Communications & Engagement to check it complies with national Domain Policies and Guidelines.
Once the domain name is registered, account holders are responsible for managing domain renewals, registry records and paying domain accounts.
Your account holder can also help you to delete a domain or transfer one to a different cluster or agency.
Domains for NSW Local Councils
All local councils have a Government Netregistry account managed by an account holder. This person is usually the IT manager or coordinator. To register a new nsw.gov.au domain for your council or to manage, delete or transfer and existing domain, please contact your account holder. If you are unsure who your account holder is, email email@example.com.
For questions about nsw.gov.au domains, email firstname.lastname@example.org