This initiative supports the National Anti-Racism Strategy. Click for more information
If you would like to take further action with any hate related issue, contact the organisations below.
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
The Commission provides an impartial, fast, flexible and free dispute resolution process to help people resolve discrimination complaints and racial and religious vilification.
This includes discrimination at work, in educational settings, when providing goods or services, accommodation, clubs, sports and local government. The Commission can also help in situations where behaviour incites or encourages hatred, serious contempt, revulsion or severe ridicule of another person or group because of their race or religion.
Enquiry Line: 1300 292 153 or (03) 9032 3583
Hearing Impaired (TTY): 1300 289 621
Interpreters Line: 1300 152 494
If you want to report a crime or incident, contact Victoria Police.
Crimes that motivate hate include:
- Physical assault
- Property damage
- Verbal or written abuse
- Offensive graffiti
In case of an emergency, CALL 000.
If you're a victim, please contact your local police station.
To find your nearest police station go to www.police.vic.gov.au
If you have information about a crime you can call Crime Stoppers confidentially on 1800 333 000 or online at www.vic.crimestoppers.com.au
Victims Support Agency
A support service for victims of crime.
Enquiry Line: 1800 819 817
TTY: (03) 8662 1730
Victoria Legal Aid
Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) can help people who have experienced racial or religious hatred, discrimination or victimisation by providing legal information, advice and representation.
Monday to Friday, 8:45am to 5:15pm.
1300 792 387
TTY/voice: 133 677 or 1800 555 677 (country callers)
SSR/speak and listen: 1300 555 727 or 1800 555 727 (country callers)
Removing Discriminatory Graffiti
To report and remove discriminatory graffiti, please contact the local council. To find the relevant council visit www.dpcd.vic.aov.au/localgoverment/find-your-local-council.
Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA)
To make a complaint about something you have seen on television, heard on radio, or have seen online - contact ACMA.
Enquiry Line: (03) 9963 6800
Fax: (03) 9969 6899
TTY: (03) 9963 6948