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COVID-19 resources: Your rights and face masks, vaccinations and protests

The COVID-19 pandemic has a range of human rights implications for Victorians. Our updated resources on face masks, protest rights and COVID-19 vaccination will help you understand your rights and how you can seek further help.

6 August 2021

Retailers’ guide: Face masks and discrimination

This resource helps service providers comply with their obligations under discrimination law in Victoria during COVID-19.

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FAQs: Face masks and human rights

This resource answers questions about mandatory face masks and your human rights.

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Explainer: Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations and your rights

As Victoria’s vaccine rollout continues, this resource answers some frequently asked questions about vaccine requirements and Victoria’s Equal Opportunity Act or Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities.

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Explainer: Protests during COVID-19

This resource answers to the frequently asked questions about protest rights during the pandemic.

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Do you have a question about your rights?

If you have a question about your rights and Victoria’s anti-discrimination laws, contact our Enquiry Line on 1300 292 153.


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 stands on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung Peoples of the Kulin Nation. We recognise their cultures, histories, diversity and deep connection to this land and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Sovereignty has never been ceded – this land always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.