Human rights

If you feel that you are being treated unfairly because of who you are, there are people that can help you. To get started here we list some resources that can be useful for everyone as well as resources developed for specific population groups.

For everyone

Everyone has a right to safe, quality healthcare in Australia. If you have a serious complaint about a hospital, medical centre, doctor, nurse or any other health service provider, you can approach them directly to discuss your concerns. If you can’t resolve your complaint, or don’t feel comfortable approaching the service provider, you can contact the health complaints commissioner in your state or territory. Visit the Healthdirect website for a list of state contacts.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex

To learn more about your rights and Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status Discrimination visit the Australian Human Rights Commission LGBTI website.

Older People

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) offer ways to stay connected and supported in your community. To connect with an aged care advocacy organisation in your state or territory visit the website or contact TEL: 1800 700 600 8am - 8pm Mon to Fri, 10am to 4pm Sat.


A more comprehensive list of discrimination resources is available.

Page created 04 November 2021