Who can help
If you are experiencing problems in the workplace and you want to make a complaint, help is available.
Work health and safety complaints
For breaches of the state and territory workplace health and safety (WHS) regulations, contact the regulator in your jurisdiction.
For national WHS policy and regulation, contact:
- Safe Work Australia for queries about national WHS and workers’ compensation policy
- Comcare for queries about national WHS regulation including incident notification within the Commonwealth jurisdiction.
For assistance with discrimination, social justice and human rights’ abuses
- Australian Human Rights Commission for information about discrimination including sexual discrimination
- Or contact your state or territory agency for assistance with human rights, anti-discrimination or equal opportunity matters:
- ACT Human Rights Commission.
- Anti-discrimination New South Wales.
- Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission.
- Queensland Human Rights Commission.
- Office of the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity [SA].
- Equal Opportunity Tasmania.
- Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
- Equal Opportunity Commission [WA]
For other workplace complaints
- Fair Work Commission for assistance with bullying, discrimination or sexual harassment
- Fair Work Ombudsman for assistance with entitlements like pay or leave disputes
- Merit Protection Commissioner for Australian Public Service and Parliamentary Service employees who need assistance with code of conduct breaches and security vetting issues.
If you believe a crime has taken place, such as an assault, contact your local police on 131 444.
This is not a complete list of services available to help you and depending on your circumstances, you may need assistance from more than one agency. Reaching out is the first step to getting help.