About us  

The NSW Sentencing Council is an independent advisory body. 

It was established in 2003, the first in Australia, under Part 8B of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999. 

As set out in Section 100J of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999, the Council independently and impartially:

The Sentencing Council also seeks information from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) of the Attorney General's Department and the Judicial Commission of New South Wales in matters of sentencing.