About Us

The Western Australian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity is reponsible for the administration of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.  The main objective of the Act is to:

"promote equality of opportunity in Western Australia and to provide remedies in respect of discrimination on the grounds of sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, family responsibility or family status, race, religious or political conviction, impairment, or age, or involving sexual or racial harassment or, in certain cases, on gender history grounds."

The Commissioner carries out this role by conducting community education and training, investigating and conciliating complaints of discrimination and providing information to the community about equal opportunity.

The Commissioner is involved in a number of projects designed to address the underlying causes of discrimination, often in partnership with other agencies.

These include the substantive equality program, the CEOs for gender equity and Safe Schools.

Read more about the history of the Commission: A short history of the Equal Opportunity Commission.

This section of our website provides you with an overview of the Commission's services and work:

What we do
The Equal Opportunity Act 1984
Aboriginal matters
Disability access and inclusion plan
Strategic plan
Freedom of information
The Equal Opportunity Act: A short history

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We welcome and value your feedback, about all of our work, in any format.   Link to our Contact Us section for full details.