Kylie Nomchong SC


Date of Admission to the NSW bar


Year of Appointment Senior Counsel



Telephone: (02) 9264 6899


areas of practice

  • Employment/Industrial

  • Human Rights and Discrimination

  • Professional Negligence

  • Work Health and Safety

  • Inquests and Commissions of Inquiry

  • Administrative Law


Kylie Nomchong SC graduated with an Bachelor and Economics with honours from the University of Sydney. Kylie 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.

Kylie 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.  Klyie 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.

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

Kylie has a strong belief in social justice and human rights. She has represented corporations, government departments, unions, individuals and contractors.  She has presented numerous Continuing Legal Education seminars and was part of the team which established the Workplace Research Centre’s Industrial Advocacy Course.

Selected cases

Lyons v Queensland [2016] HCA 38 (5 October 2016) 

High Court proceedings on 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

Full Bench industrial dispute regarding an enterprise agreement

Burns v Corbett; Gaynor v Burns [2017] NSWCA 3

Constitutional Law, 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 of prosecution under the Fair Work Act 2009

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

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, award of over $4million in damages

State of New South Wales v Shaw [2015] NSWCA 97 (17 April 2015)

Statutory interpretation of Teaching Service Act1990, 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 2009

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

Racial vilification