Where to get help?
If you have experienced discrimination, you can contact the national or relevant state/territory based agency.
National – Australian Human Rights Commission
The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent organisation that investigates complaints about discrimination, harassment and unfair treatment on the basis of race, colour, descent, gender, disability, age and other grounds.
For free advice on discrimination and your rights, or to make a complaint, call the National Information Service on 02 9284 9888 or 1300 656 419 (local call) or 1800 620 241 (toll free). You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about making or responding to a complaint is available at http://www.humanrights.gov.au/complaint-information
Queensland – Human Rights Commission
Victoria – Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission
ACT – Human Rights Commission
Tasmania – Anti-Discrimination Tribunal
South Australia – Equal Opportunity Commission
Western Australia – Equal Opportunity Commission
Northern Territory – Anti-Discrimination Commission
New South Wales – Anti Discrimination NSW
If you need support, you can also contact:
• Your local Aboriginal Legal Service
• Your local Aboriginal Medical Service
• The Healing Foundation
• Lifeline on 13 11 14
• 1800RESPECT (24/7 national sexual assault and family violence counselling service)
• Hate Crime Support Directory