Make a discrimination and harassment complaint

Complaints must be in writing - you can make a complaint online using the form below, download the pdf complaint form and fill it out to email it or print it to post it.

Complete the form below to submit your complaint online.  You can outline the details and attach any relevant documents.

To learn more about making a complaint read our Complaints Process Fact Sheet.

You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt, followed by advice whether your complaint is within the jurisdiction of the Commission and how it will proceed.  A complaint under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 needs to have a ground and relevant area of public life as outlined below.

You may lodge a complaint in a language other than English on any of our forms.  We will arrange for translation.

Note: You must lodge your complaint within 12 months of the discrimination. If your complaint is more than 12 months old, it will only be investigated if you can satisfy the Commissioner that there is good cause why it should be investigated.

The form will initially be treated as an enquiry while the Commission examines whether the matter you have raised can be treated as a complaint under the legislation administered by the Commission and whether the Commission is the most appropriate agency to deal with the matter.

Page reviewed 19 May 2022