Race discrimination is against the law.
It is when you have been treated unfairly because:
The definition of race includes colour, nationality, descent and ethnic, ethno-religious or national origin. Indirect discrimination is also against the law. This is when a rule or requirement is the same for everyone but unfairly affects people of a particular race, and is not reasonable in the circumstances.
Race discrimination is against the law in certain public places, including:
If you think that you have experienced race 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 race discrimination or need more information, you can contact our enquiry service.
13 Oct 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.