Disability Discrimination Act 1992

Disability Discrimination Act 1992

People with a disability face significant barriers in work, study, sport, accessing their community and participating in everyday activities. 

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 protects individuals across Australia from unfair treatment in many parts of public life.  The Act makes disability discrimination unlawful and promotes equal rights, equal opportunity and equal access for people with disabilities.

The Act protects people with disability against discrimination and harassment in areas including:

  • Employment
  • Education
  • Accommodation
  • Accessing services
  • Accessibility to public infrastructure such as transport, facilities and information

The Australian Human Rights Commission promote disability rights within the community and ensure organisations meet their legal responsibilities.

The Australian Human Rights Commission also investigates complaints about discrimination and breaches of human rights.

For further information about making a complaint, click the button below.

Making A Complaint