Published 2 July 2021
If you are a person with disability and believe you have been treated unfairly because you can’t wear a mask, you may be able to make a complaint of disability discrimination. The law is complex and there are public health exceptions in the Anti-Discrimination Act that may apply.
As part of the complaints process, we will ask for the details of your disability and for information on how your disability prevents you from wearing a mask.
The rules on mask wearing are available from the NSW Government website.
Privacy questions should be directed to the Information and Privacy Commission NSW.
To make a complaint of disability discrimination, visit the complaints page on our website.
Further information about face masks and federal discrimination law is available on the Australian Human Rights Commission website.
31 Aug 2021
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the ongoing connection Aboriginal people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal people as the original custodians of this land.