People who are transgender are protected from discrimination by law.

The Sex Discrimination Act makes it unlawful to treat a person less favourably than another person in a similar situation because of the gender-related identity, appearance, mannerisms or other gender-related characteristics of the person.

Example: A shop assistant refused to serve a person who identifies and presents as a woman because that person has a deep and masculine-sounding voice.

The Act makes discrimination against the law in many areas of public life including employment, education, getting or using services or renting or buying a house or unit. There are some limited exemptions.