The NSW Law Reform Commission has been asked to review and report on the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).
Anti-Discrimination NSW supports amending the grounds in the Act to include protection based on sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex (or innate variations of sex characteristics).
Learn more about the Law Reform Commission’s process at lawreform.nsw.gov.au.
Transgender discrimination is against the law.
It is when you have been:
The law protects all transgender people, no matter how they affirm their gender.
Indirect discrimination is also against the law. This is when there is a rule or requirement that is the same for everyone but unfairly affects people who are transgender, and is not reasonable in the circumstances.
Transgender discrimination is against the law in certain public places, including:
If you think that you have experienced transgender discrimination, you can try speaking to the person or organisation responsible to express how you feel. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, or if it isn’t appropriate, you can contact us to make a complaint of discrimination.
If you are unsure if you have experienced transgender discrimination or need more information, you can contact our enquiry service.
09 Feb 2024
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.