The Anti-Discrimination Commission can help to resolve complaints.
It does not have the power to decide if unlawful discrimination has occurred, and it does not take sides.
What you can complain about
A complaint can be made under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 about:
- discrimination in resource projects
- sexual harassment
- other contraventions
- reprisal for public interest disclosure
Making a complaint
Free information and enquiry service
If you are unsure whether you can make a complaint to the Commission, contact the free Queensland-wide information and enquiry Service. We can arrange an interpreter if required.
- phone 1300 130 670, TTY 1300 130 680
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The service can give confidential information about your rights and responsibilities under the Anti-Discrimination Act , but cannot provide legal advice.
If the Commission cannot deal with your complaint, we will try to refer you to an agency which can assist.
Legal Advice and Assistance
If you need help completing making a complaint, you can contact Legal Aid Queensland and ask to be booked into a Discrimination Advice Clinic.
You can also contact any of the following Community Legal Centres to ask for assistance in making a discrimination complaint:
- Caxton Legal Centre
- Basic Rights Queensland
- Queensland Advocacy Inc (in relation to people who have mental illness, intellectual disability or cognitive impairment)
- Cairns Community Legal Centre (for disability discrimination from Mackay North and all other discrimination from Cardwell North)
Alternatively, the Queensland Law Society can refer you to a private lawyer.