Discrimination Law

Kingsford Legal Centre provides free legal advice on discrimination matters throughout New South Wales.

Please call us on (02) 9385 9566 or 1300 722 795 (regional NSW)  from 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, to make an appointment.

Telephone advice on discrimination matters only is available for people living outside the Sydney metropolitan area.

Our Services

Kingsford Legal Centre specialises in discrimination law. We provide discrimination law services across New South Wales, including:

  • advice and representation;
  • education to community groups and other service providers about rights and obligations under relevant laws; and
  • law reform and policy advocacy, through submissions to government, liaising with other community groups and through representation on committees.

We represent clients in court and tribunal proceedings which involve discrimination and human rights issues. These cases are run under both state and federal legislation. We have expertise in cases under the:

  • Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW);
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth);
  • Sex Discrimination Act (Cth); and
  • Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth).

We can also provide advice, and in some cases representation, in relation to:

  • breaches of privacy; and
  • breaches of civil liberties and human rights abuses, particularly where the breach or abuse is addressed by international treaties and conventions to which Australia is a party.

Grounds of Discrimination

Kingsford Legal Centre runs cases involving discrimination on the following grounds:

  • Age;
  • Carer's responsibilities;
  • Disability;
  • Gender identity;
  • Marital status;
  • Pregnancy;
  • Race;
  • Sex (including sexual harassment); and
  • Sexual orientation.

More Information

It is free to lodge a complaint of discrimination.

For more information on how to lodge a complaint read the Discrimination Toolkit and contact: