Equal Opportunity

Equal Opportunity

At all times we embrace true diversity and equal opportunity while respecting the human rights and legally protected attributes of all individuals.

Equal Opportunity at Monash

Discrimination, harassment & bullying

Monash is committed to promoting equal opportunity in employment, education and service delivery in accordance with universal principles of equity, fairness and social justice and in compliance with anti-discrimination laws. We recognise that honesty, fairness and mutual respect and the responsible exercise of power are fundamental to achieving equity for all.

We seek to provide an inclusive and flexible environment for staff by identifying and removing any remaining systemic barriers to equitable access and participation.

Policy: Equal Opportunity

We are committed to providing an environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, vilification and victimisation.

We strive to provide a safe and healthy environment for work and study where staff are treated with dignity, courtesy and respect. We prohibit all forms of unacceptable behaviour.

Bullying, discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), victimisation and vilification are unlawful and will not be tolerated.

Procedure: Resolution of Unacceptable Behaviour (PDF, 0.18 MB)

Where to go for help

For advice and referral please contact:

Manager, Ethical Conduct
Monash HR
Ph: 03 9902 4945
Email: ethical.conduct.queries@monash.edu

Threats to harm someone, acts of violence, assault, including sexual assault, and stalking are criminal matters and should be reported to the:

Safer Community Unit
Ph: +61 3 990 51599 
Email: safercommunity@monash.edu

Useful Resources


Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Victoria)
Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act (2006) (Victoria)
Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 (Victoria)
Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Commonwealth)
Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Commonwealth)
Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Commonwealth)
Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Commonwealth)
Age Discrimination Act (2004) (Commonwealth)
Fair Work Act 2009 (Commonwealth)
Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Commonwealth)
Carers Recognition Act 2012 (Victoria)