Destination NSW has a Board of Management elected by the responsible Minister for Destination NSW which includes the CEO of Destination NSW and the Secretary of the Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade (or delegate nominated by the Secretary).

Destination NSW is subject to the control and direction of the Minister in the exercise of its functions.

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the day-to-day management of the operations of Destination NSW in accordance with the directions of the Board.

The principal object of Destination NSW is to achieve economic and social benefits for the people of New South Wales through the development of tourism and the securing of major events.

Destination NSW also has general functions as listed in the Destination NSW Act 2011.