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Living and Working at the New South Wales Regional Office (Sydney)

Sydney is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a fantastic outdoor lifestyle, night-life and exciting festivals and events. Sydney is renowned for its great natural beauty with Sydney Harbour at its focal point and surrounded by great beaches, waterways and national parks.

Sydney is also the business hub of Australia, a prime driver of the Australian economy and a leading financial centre in the Asia Pacific.

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The New South Wales (NSW) Regional Office is located centrally in Sydney's CBD at 44 Market Street. The office is situated close to public transport, with Town Hall railway station a short walk away, at the end of the Queen Victoria Building and bus transport to the eastern, northern, north-western and inner-western suburbs accessible from streets adjacent to the Town Hall precinct. Sydney Ferries can also be accessed with a 10 minute walk to King Street Wharf.

There are many food outlets, food courts and cafes to be found near the office and there is a huge variety to choose from when it comes to both cuisine and price.

44 Market Street is situated in close proximity to the George Street cinema strip; follow a bit further and you'll find yourself in the Spanish Quarter and Chinatown. The NSW Regional Office is also just a short walk away from Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, then a further 5 minutes and you'll reach the Domain, Art Gallery of NSW and the Botanical Gardens. If you want physical activity there is also the nearby Cook/Phillip Park with its swimming and gym facilities.

Staff in the NSW Regional Office are surrounded by shopping opportunities which can be approached either via the underground walkway system or above ground through the hustle and bustle of the city streets. Within a ten minute walk you will find the Queen Victoria Building, Galleries Victoria (including Fitness First), Myer, David Jones and Sydney Tower to name a few and there are also many small boutique shops along the way. Woolworths and Coles are also close by for any of those last minute grocery needs.

Social Activities

The NSW office Social Club is an informal group who organise social activities and functions throughout the year. The Social Club is very active and organise activities ensuring they are the best possible. Some of the activities include office drinks (held fortnightly with a different theme each time), the end of year party, morning teas, and fundraising events. As well as activities the social club also provide access to discounts on books, accommodation packages, and entertainment vouchers.

The office promotes the health and well-being of its employees through the Healthy Lifestyle team who organise information seminars, yoga and Pilates classes (held in the office), and weekly lunchtime walks. They also produce an informative newsletter with health information and tips on how to live an active and healthy life.

The office promotes the health and well-being of the environment through the ABS NSW Green Team. The Green Team is committed to the promotion of environmental awareness and sustainable office practices within the ABS NSW office. The NSW Green Team in collaboration with the NSW Office and the ABS CO Energy and Environment Manager will endeavour to:
  • communicate information to the NSW office about best practice in environmental sustainability in the workplace;
  • take action on key green initiatives to facilitate improvements in sustainability;
  • provide a focal point for generation and discussion of ideas to develop and improve office practices with respect to environmental sustainability.

The office also has a number of social sporting groups which provide formal and informal opportunities to enjoy sports such as touch football, tennis, soccer (indoor and outdoor), table tennis, and the running club. There is also the annual golf day which has been running since the 1960s and is usually held in October.

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