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Procedural Publications

Procedural Publications

​​Welcome to the procedural publications homepage which has a collection of excellent resources about the practices and procedures of the House.  

The following publications will provide guidance on the rules, practices and traditions of the House:

NSW Legislative Assembly Practice, Procedure and Privilege - This publication provides information on the procedures and practice of the Legislative Assembly and is the primary reference source on the procedures of the House.  It includes discussion on the application of parliamentary privilege as it relates to New South Wales.

A Short Guide to the Procedures of the Legislative Assembly - This publication provides a brief explanation of the practices and procedure in the NSW Legislative Assembly, including: an explanation of what procedure is; Chamber seating arrangements and dress code; what to expect on the opening day of a new parliament; and who to contact with any procedural enquiries.

Procedural Digest – This publication provides a summary of significant procedural events and precedents in the Legislative Assembly. It provides a summary of the events and where applicable the relevant standing orders, votes and proceedings and Hansard references.

Fact Sheets  - These easy to read sheets provide a basic introduction to many of the practices and procedures of the House and its committees.

Procedure can be a complex and contextual subject and as no guide can ever provide for every circumstance, if you have any questions regarding these publications please contact the Procedural Research and Protocol Unit at

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