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The Commission has responsibilities under the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 and the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Act 2021. We use our powers under these Acts to carry out research, independent reviews and investigations. We also advocate for human rights and equality in court cases, government policy processes, inquiries and law reform activities. Through this work we identify, understand and find solutions to systemic causes of discrimination and human rights breaches, and facilitate compliance with law.

Australia’s human rights framework

Related resources

Victorian Discrimination Law (2nd ed) – Sep 2019


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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as First Australians and recognises their culture, history, diversity and deep connection to the land.

We acknowledge that the Commission is on the land of the Kulin Nation and pay our respects to Elders past and present.