Expenditure reporting

Media expenditure:

NSW Strategic Communications centrally coordinates media buying and placement for NSW Government agencies, and reports on the media expenditure. Other costs associated with advertising are held by each NSW Government agency.

The below table shows media expenditure by financial year.

Total Media Expenditure By Year

Financial Year


July 2007 to June 2008 $116,301,981
July 2008 to June 2009 $101,654,580
July 2009 to June 2010 $105,343,341
July 2010 to June 2011 $89,575,828
July 2011 to June 2012 $63,228,834
July 2012 to June 2013 $61,769,779
July 2013 to June 2014 $53,337,372

July 2014 to June 2015


July 2015 to June 2016 $68,312,923

Media expenditure by campaign and government agency:

Reports of media expenditure by campaign are updated and published on a quarterly basis. Reports are prepared by financial year.

Reports of total media expenditure (for all categories of advertising) by government agencies are updated and published every six months. Reports are prepared by financial year.











Note: Media expenditure reports may not be final until approximately three months after the close of the report period to ensure accurate finalisation of expenditure  data following completion of advertising activities.

Details about completed advertising campaigns:

NSW Government agencies also provide full details about completed campaigns, including evaluation information. These campaigns are showcased in the Campaign Gallery.

Read more about submitting your campaign to Strategic Communications for inclusion in the campaign gallery. 

Access to Information - GIPA Act 2009:

For more information about accessing DPC Information and GIPA (Government Information Public Access) Act 2009 click here.