Promoting & respecting rights for all

The ACT Human Rights Commission promotes the human rights and welfare of all people living in the ACT.

The Commission:

  • Handles complaints in relation to health, disability and community services, abuse of vulnerable people, and complaints under discrimination law.
  • Increases awareness of the rights and responsibilities of service users and service providers, and encourage service improvement.
  • Provides advice to government and others regarding their human rights obligations.
  • Advocates for children, young people and adults experiencing vulnerability.
  • Advocates for and supports victims of crime.


  • New client services charter

    Our client services charter is about how we must treat our clients. It also explains to our clients what they can do to help us treat them well. If you are unhappy with the quality of our services or about.. Read More

  • Our social inclusion plan

    The Commission’s current social inclusion plan (2023-26) broadens our commitment to creating an inclusive community that respects and realises everyone’s rights... Read More

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