Kylie Nomchong SCAdmitted to the Bar in 1997 and Appointed Senior Counsel in 2012

Areas of Practice

  • Employment
  • Discrimination Law
  • Professional Negligence
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Industrial
  • Inquests/Specialist Tribunals
  • Administrative

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Kylie Nomchong SC graduated with an LL.B and B.Econ (Hons) from the University of Sydney. She worked as a tutor and part-time lecturer in the Department of Industrial Relations at that University before commencing employment as a solicitor. In 1991 Kylie was appointed as in-house solicitor for Actors’ Equity of Australia, later the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance. During that time, she established her practice in industrial law and employment law.

Ms Nomchong was elected as President of NSW Young Lawyers in 1994 and then later, she was elected to the Council of the Law Society of NSW.  She was Chair of the Law Society’s Equal Opportunity Committee from 1994 to 1996.  Ms Nomchong has also held positions on the Board of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, the College of Law, the Equal Opportunity Committee of the Law Council of Australia and the NSW Community Justices Centre.

Ms Nomchong was elected to the Council of the Bar Association in 2011 and again in 2017.  She has served on the Common Law Committee of the Bar Association and is currently on the Bar Association’s Professional Conduct Committee. Kylie is also Chair of the Wellbeing Committee and is a regular instructor at the Readers Advocacy Courses.

Since 2012, Ms Nomchong has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation (, an independent volunteer, charitable organization whose objective is to decrease work related psychological ill-health and promote psychological health and safety in the legal community.

Ms Nomchong has a strong belief in social justice and human rights. She has represented corporations, government departments, unions, individuals and contractors.  She has presented numerous CLE and CPD seminars, written articles and monographs and was part of the team which established the Workplace Research Centre’s Industrial Advocacy Course.

 Examples Of Cases

Lyons v Queensland [2016] HCA 38 (5 October 2016) (the ability of a deaf person to act as a juror)

Endeavour Energy v Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Energy, Information, Postal, Plumbing and Allied Services Union of Australia [2016] FCAFC 82 (industrial dispute; enterprise agreement)

Burns v Corbett; Gaynor v Burns [2017] NSWCA 3 (constitutional; jurisdiction of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal)

Schobbe v ANZ Banking Group Limited [2017] NSWIRComm 1005 (employment law) 

Fair Work Ombudsman v Eastern Colour Pty Ltd [2016] FCAFC 187 (appeal: prosecution under the Fair Work Act)

Hinton v Alpha Westmead Private Hospital [2016] FCAFC 107 (appeal in relation to summary dismissal of a disability discrimination claim)

Inquest into the death of Baby Coghill (death of a newborn at Coffs Harbour Hospital) (11 March 2016)

Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council v Minister for Planning and Infrastructure & Anor; Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park Pty Limited as Trustee for the Gerald and Catherine Barnard Family Trust v Minister for Planning and Infrastructure & Anor [2015] NSWLEC 1465

Beckett v State of New South Wales [2015] NSWSC 1500 (10 November 2015)(malicious prosecution – an award of over $4million in damages)

State of New South Wales v Shaw [2015] NSWCA 97 (17 April 2015)(statutory interpretation of Teaching Service Act, 1990; employment law)

Ma v Expeditors International Pty Ltd [2014] NSWSC 859 (employment law)

Fair Work Ombudsman, Kearns & Schmidt v Atkins Freight Services Pty Ltd [2016] SAIRC 19(prosecution under Fair Work Act)

Jones v Trad [2013] NSWCA 389 (20 November 2013) (racial vilification)

Nash v Austerberry Directional Drilling Services Pty Ltd [2013] NSWIRComm 37 (OHS Prosecution involving a death)

Nikolich v Goldman Sachs J B Were Services Pty Ltd [2006] FCA 784 (implied contractual terms in an Employee Handbook)

Rowbotham, Lihou & 23 Ors v Commonwealth of Australia (resolved at mediation) (liability of Commonwealth for lead poisoning transmitted from mining and railroad activities in Broken Hill)

Comcare v Post Logistics Australasia Pty Limited [2012] FCAFC 168 (appeal; Commonwealth OHS prosecution)

NSW Food Authority v GMI Foods Pty Limited & Ors (Food Authority prosecution)

Fair Work Ombudsman v Wongtas Pty Limited [2012] FCA 30 (FWO prosecution – pregnancy discrimination)

Reeves v State of NSW [2010] NSWSC 611 (psychiatric injury of police officer)

Inquest into the Death of Jai Morcom (appeared for NSW Department of Education into the death of a school student)

A on behalf of B v State of NSW (Department of Education and Training) (No 2) [2013] FCA 551 (disability and race discrimination in school)


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