Equal Opportunity

We hear and decide cases about unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, victimisation or vilification under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 or the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001. We can also grant and revoke exemptions under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

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Resolve a dispute about unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, victimisation or vilification

If you have experienced unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, victimisation or vilification you may apply to VCAT.

Apply for an exemption

VCAT can grant temporary exemptions from the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 in appropriate circumstances. Exemptions allow conduct that would otherwise be prohibited discrimination.

Apply to revoke an exemption

If you believe your interests may be or have been affected by the granting of an exemption under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, you may apply to VCAT to have the exemption revoked.

Organisations that may be able to help you

VCAT can't offer you legal advice. Below are organisations that may be able to help with your case.

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

Information and education about equal opportunity and racial and religious vilification. They also provide a dispute resolution service and education, training and consultancy services.

Victoria Legal Aid

Free legal information and legal help for Victorians.