Brand and logo

Access the guidelines for using the NSW Government waratah logo and the visual identity for Environment, Energy and Science, a group within the broader Department of Planning and Environment.

Brand guidelines

The Environment, Energy and Science brand guidelines are designed to get you up and running with the Environment, Energy and Science (EES) visual identity.

EES is part of the Department of Planning and Environment (the Department), a subsidiary of the NSW Government, which means it is wholly owned and governed by NSW Government, maintaining a strong affiliation with them through the logo and other brand elements. The EES brand guidelines addresses both pure EES branding and also the branding of its programs (for example, Saving our Species, Beachwatch).

Where EES is the publisher of a document, the EES brand guidelines apply. Only the NSW Government waratah logo should appear on the cover. Templates are available on the EES intranet and the EES Image Library. Acknowledgment of funding or content support should be included on the imprint page (or back panel of a small format publication). 

Where NSW Energy is the publisher of a document, the Department brand guidelines apply. Only the NSW Government waratah logo should appear on the cover. Templates are available on the Department intranet.

Where more than one NSW Government agency co-publishes a document, then the single NSW Government waratah logo is to be used. Agency contributions can be listed as text on the imprint page (or back panel of a small format publication) but multiple logos should not be included.

For enquiries about NSW Government waratah logo use, please email the Brand and Design Team.

NSW Government branding style guide

The NSW Government Branding Style Guidelines explain the principles behind the brand and how to correctly apply the NSW Government logo in advertising, social media, signage and external communications.

Use of the logo

The master brand for the Department advertising, social media and external communications is the NSW Government waratah logo.

All EES communictions should use the colour NSW Government waratah.

Internal communications can continue to use the Department agency logo.

Download logos

For enquiries about the Department and NSW Government waratah logo use, please email the Brand and Design Team.

The full colour waratah logo should be used at all times. The colour logo in a white bounding box can be used as a last resort. Please refer to the Brand Guidelines for logo usage information.

NSW Government waratah colour logo small jpeg file


File type Download file
EPS Waratah NSW Government logo colour (EPS 619KB)
PNG Waratah NSW Government logo colour (PNG 27KB)
JPG Waratah NSW Government logo colour large (JPG 958KB)
JPG Waratah NSW Government logo colour small (JPG 95KB) 

Downloading files

To download a file, right click on the file name link and select 'save target/link as'.

Sometimes in the process of downloading image files, file endings are renamed:

xxx.eps files can become files

Before inserting images, rename downloaded files to restore the .eps ending.

File types

  • PNG files are suitable for use on web pages.
  • JPG files are suitable for low cost print and web production.
  • EPS files should be used only by professional designers and staff experienced in using the encapsulated postscript (EPS files) version of logos and sub brands. EPS can be used only with specialist software. After downloading an EPS file, the extension '.ps' will need to be replaced with '.eps' before it can be used.

Working with downloaded files 

Inserting images into Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint

  1. From the 'Insert' menu select 'Picture', then 'From File'.
  2. Scroll to the correct file type in the from 'Files of type' box at the bottom of the dialogue box.
  3. Browse to the file.
  4. In Word, check the 'Float over text' box if you want to be able to move your image freely around your page. Leave the box unchecked if you want the image to be inserted at the cursor position and the image to move with the text.
  5. Click the 'Insert' button.

Creating transparent backgrounds in PowerPoint 

Also see PowerPoint help topic - create transparent areas in picture.

  1. Select the picture.
  2. On the picture toolbar select 'Set transparent colour'.
  3. Click on colour you want to make transparent.