Equal Opportunity Act

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

Equal Opportunity Act (EEO) 2010

This legislation  protects people against being discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, age, marital status, disability, and personal association.

In Victoria disability discrimination is against the law, whether because of a person's actual or assumed disability. It can be a disability they have had in the past, the present or one they may have in the future. For example, someone may have a genetic predisposition to a particular condition.

Discrimination is against the law when it occurs in an area of public life covered by the Equal Opportunity Act 2010:

  • accommodation

  • clubs

  • education

  • employment

  • goods and services

  • land sales and transfers

  • local government

  • sport


    Under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 employers, educational authorities and providers of goods and services are required to make reasonable adjustments for people with disability.