Victorian Courts Review
More than one in three legal professionals have experienced sexual harassment while working in Victoria’s legal sector. The Review into Sexual Harassment in Victorian Courts, led by Dr Helen Szoke AO, will identify ways to build a culture that prevents sexual harassment, calls it out if it occurs, and gives people confidence to speak up without fear of reprisal. The Commission will be supporting the Review as a research partner by conducting interviews and receiving submissions about individuals’ experiences of sexual harassment in the court system.
Taking part in the Review
We are no longer conducting interviews or accepting submissions for the Review. Our Hotline will remain open until the end of year for those seeking information about the Review or assistance to understand their available complaint pathways or to access support services.
The Review’s recommendations will be informed by people who have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment within Victoria’s court system or VCAT.
We would like to express our gratitude to all those who shared their experiences with us.
Contact us for information and support
- Hotline: 1300 395 726 open 10am–4pm, Mon–Fri
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Interpreter: 1300 152 494
- NRS Voice Relay: 1300 555 727 then quote 1300 395 726
March 2021: The Review will release a report and recommendations for change
About the Victorian Courts Review
We know that sharing experiences of sexual harassment can be distressing. All individuals who contacted us to share information about their experiences have been offered information and referrals to counselling and support services. Our support service directory is also available to download at the bottom of this page.
To find out more about what support services are available and to receive assistance in accessing those services, please call our Hotline on 1300 395 726 open 10am-4pm, Mon-Fri.
We will be keeping this free Hotline open until the end of the year.
Contact us about the Courts Review
Please contact us if you want more information about our role in the Victorian Courts Review or have any questions about your participation: