- The state covers a total area of 600,642 square kilometres which is 10.4% of the total area of Australia.
The New South Wales has four significant geographical sections:
- The Coast: is a thin coastal strip that stretches from the subtropical northern rivers, through the mid-north coast, down to the far south coast.
- The Mountains: This section includes the snowy mountains, central and southern tablelands, the southern highlands and the South West Slopes.
- The Central Plains: is the agricultural powerhouse of the state stretching 500 km from East to West. The central plains are rich in fertile soil, with an ample water supply.
- The Western Plains: covers more than two-thirds of the State