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Our people

A shared commitment to equality for all Victorians drives the Commission’s team. Our leadership group brings together expertise in the law, education, policy, dispute resolution, communication and effective delivery of public services.

Human Rights Victoria Staff

Our organisation

Our team brings together experienced staff across policy, the law, dispute resolution, education and communications. Our Board of Governance comprises up to seven members appointed by the Governor-in-Council on the recommendation of the Attorney-General.


Ro Allen

Ro commenced their role as Victoria’s Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner on 1 June 2021. Ro brings more than 25 years of experience in community services, governance and social justice. Responsible for setting a high-impact policy agenda, Ro leads the Commission and works with the board and leadership team to define and progress the organisation’s strategic objectives.

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Executive team

Leadership team

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Level 3, 204 Lygon Street Carlton Victoria 3053

General enquiries

1300 891 848

Enquiry line
1300 292 153 or (03) 9032 3583

1300 152 494

NRS Voice Relay
1300 555 727 then use 1300 292 153

Media enquiries
0447 526 642

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission acknowledges that we work on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We also work remotely and serve communities on the lands of other Traditional Custodians.

We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.