Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW

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About Us                

The Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW was set up under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) to promote anti-discrimination and equal opportunity principles and policies throughout NSW and to administer the Act. It is part of the NSW Department of Justice.

The Board has three main functions:

1. We handle discrimination complaints

We provide an enquiry service for people who want to know about their rights or responsibilities under anti-discrimination law. We accept discrimination complaints, investigate complaints and conciliate complaints when appropriate.

​​What types of discrimination are against the law?

​​​How to make a complaint

Addressing workplace problems​

2. We try to prevent discrimination from occurring in the first place

We inform the people of New South Wales about their rights and responsibilities under anti-discrimination laws and explain how they can prevent and deal with discrimination. We do this through consultations, education programs, seminars, talks and participation in community functions. We also provide a comprehensive website, written information and social media.

Training for employers and service providers

Speakers and information stalls

Publications​

3. We advise the Government

We advise the Government on discrimination matters and make recommendations to the Attorney General on some applications for exemption from the Anti-Discrimination Act.