The emblems representing the state of New South Wales are:
- State Flower: Waratah
- State Fish: Blue Groper
- State Bird: Kookaburra
- State Animal: Platypus
Sydney which is the capital of New South Wales is the seat of its power. The parliament of this territory is the first one in this country. The government like any other parliamentary form of government is divided into three parts the judiciary, executive and legislative. The Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly are the two parts of the parliament of New South Wales. The head of the government of this territory is the governor. Currently the governor of NSW is Professor Marie Bashir. There are in total 93 seats in the Legislative Assembly and 42 seats in the legislative council. Regular elections are held to choose the members of the parliament. Australian Election Commission is responsible for the whole procedure of voting. Every citizen over the age of 18 is eligible to vote.
The head of the government of New South Wales is the premier and he is assisted by the cabinet. The new post called the parliamentary secretary has been developed in recent times to help in the administration. The state of NSW has the Supreme Court as it apex court and the high court of Australia is the last court of appeal. Statue law and the common law are the two major bases of legislation procedures undertaken in New South Wales.