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About NSW

NSW is a major global and Asia-Pacific cultural hub. Home to a diverse population of more than 8 million people, NSW is Australia's oldest, largest and most cosmopolitan state.

It is also an economic powerhouse, with an economy larger than Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. In addition to its cultural and economic strengths, the global status of NSW is underpinned by its international transport links, with over 1000 flights operating per week. These are just a few reasons why NSW is Australia's first state.

Learn about regional NSW

Home to about 40% of the state’s population, regional NSW has diverse communities living in places of historical and cultural significance.
Byron Bay aerial view
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