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, harassment, verbal or written abuse, threats, 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.crimestoppersvic.com.au/
Victims of Crime
This is the official Victorian Government website for people affected by crime. Get free information and support to help you manage the effects of crime and guide you through the legal process.
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.
Contact: Call us on 1300 792 387, Monday to Friday from 8.45 am to 5.15 pm, for free information over the phone about the law and how we can help you.
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
Council offers residents and traders a voucher to purchase paint and solvents to remove graffiti from their property. The voucher can be used at Paint Spot, Albert Street Footscray. It entitles holders to:
500ml of graffiti removal product
4 litres of exterior paint (colour of choice)
Paint roller and tray kit
All properties must be assessed by Local Laws officers before they are deemed eligible for a graffiti removal kit voucher.
For more information contact:
Parking and Local Laws
How do I complain about my telecommunications service?
You should contact your service provider in the first instance and indicate that you wish to complain. You can complain to a service provider if you are a current or former customer. If you remain dissatisfied after dealing with your service provider, you can contact the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO). The TIO is an office of last resort—to be involved once all other avenues for dispute resolution have been explored. The TIO provides independent, just, informal and speedy resolution of telephone complaints and disputes. Its service is free to consumers.
Contact the TIO or see the TIO website for more information on making a complaint:
Tel: 03 8600 8700
Freecall: 1800 062 058
TTY: 1800 675 692
Mail: Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman
PO Box 276
Collins Street West, Melbourne Vic 8007