Established under the Destination NSW Act 2011 as the lead Government agency for the NSW tourism and major events sector, Destination NSW’s charter is to achieve economic and social benefits for the people of NSW through the development of tourism and the securing of major events.

The establishment of Destination NSW saw the merger of four Government-funded entities – Tourism NSW, Events NSW, the Homebush Motor Racing Authority and the Greater Sydney Partnership – into a single entity.
Destination NSW is a Public Service Executive Agency governed by a Board of Management and is subject to the control and direction of the Minister for Tourism and Major Events. It is principally funded by the NSW Government and is part of a cluster of agencies under the responsibility of the Secretary of the NSW Department of Industry.

Vivid Sydney (2018)