Administrative & Equal Opportunity Division

NCAT's Administrative and Equal Opportunity Division reviews administrative decisions made by NSW Government agencies and resolves anti-discrimination matters.

Review of administrative decisions

NCAT can review decisions made by NSW Government agencies, including decisions about:

  • access to information held by government
  • use of and access to personal information held by government
  • firearms licences
  • guardianship and financial management
  • administrative decisions made in the community services sector      
  • review of various State taxation decisions
  • vocational training (including apprenticeships and traineeships).


NCAT resolves complaints referred by the Anti-Discrimination Board for alleged breaches of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. They relate to discrimination, harassment, victimisation and vilification.

NCAT can also:

  • give permission for a complaint to go ahead after it has been declined by the Anti-Discrimination Board
  • register conciliation agreements made at the Anti-Discrimination Board so it can be enforced
  • review Anti-Discrimination Board decisions about an application for exemption.

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