NSW Strip Search Class Actions Investigation

Were you strip-searched at Splendour in the Grass?

Redfern Legal Centre and Slater and Gordon Lawyers are teaming up to investigate potential class actions for people who have been unlawfully strip-searched by NSW Police in the last six years.

We are currently investigating our first case, which will focus on searches at Splendour in the Grass music festivals.

Splendour in the Grass patrons who were unlawfully searched by NSW Police could be entitled to substantial compensation, with people affected by serious breaches potentially entitled to tens of thousands of dollars each. You can find more information on our Splendour investigation here.

We believe that unlawful police searches have occurred across NSW. While we are focused on searches at Splendour first, we don’t want anyone to miss out. We are still considering how to bring cases that cover other music festivals or regions in NSW, so please still tell us your story if you were searched by police anywhere in NSW. By telling us your story, we will collect your contact details and we will send you updates when we decide what action we can take in relation to police searches in other locations.


Have you been strip-searched by NSW Police?  

You may have been subjected to a strip search even if you were not asked to remove your clothes.

We want to hear from you if:

  • You were asked to take off some or all of your clothing
  • You were asked to show or move your bra or underpants
  • Police looked underneath your bra or underpants
  • Police peered into your clothing to see your bra, underpants or parts of your body
  • You were searched after a police drug dog noticed you

Registering for the class actions investigation is confidential and free. You will receive updates about the investigation, as well as find out more about your rights in any potential class action proceedings.

Help stop unlawful strip searches

If you have been searched in an invasive manner by NSW Police anytime since 2014, we invite you to share your story and register your interest in the class actions investigation.

Share your story

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can request to speak to an Indigenous person if preferred.

Further info

People strip searched at Splendour in the Grass could get thousands in compensation (Industry Observer, November 2021)

Becca’s story: Strip searched at a festival  (27 May 2020)

NSW Strip Search Class Actions Investigation (Slater and Gordon Lawyers) 

Law firms look to launch landmark strip-search class action against NSW police (The Guardian, 27 May 2020)