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ACT Human Rights Commission


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About Us

ACT Human Rights Commission

Provides processes for dealing with complaints about discrimination, health services, and services for people with a disability and their carers, for older people and for children and young people and their carers.

Promotes human rights and the rights of service users, provides advice on legislation, policy and services and develops human rights awareness in government and community.

The role of the ACT Human Rights Commission is to resolve complaints and promote rights. We:

  • Provide an independent, fair and accessible process for resolving individual complaints;
  • Promote service improvement;
  • Promote the human rights and welfare of people; and
  • Foster understanding of particular legislation.


The ACT Human Rights Commission includes:

  • President
  • The Children & Young People Commissioner
  • Public Advocate
  • The Disability & Community Services Commissioner
  • The Discrimination Commissioner
  • The Health Services Commissioner
  • The Human Rights Commissioner
  • Victims of Crime Commissioner


Languages: Interpreter available on request


Quick Facts About The Region

ACT Human Rights Commission is located in the suburbs of Canberra Central and City, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.