The Office of the Equal Opportunity Commissioner is an independent statutory body who supports the Equal Opportunity Commissioner.

We are responsible for:

  • promoting equality of opportunity between citizens of South Australia.
  • preventing certain kinds of discrimination based on sex, race, disability, age or various other grounds.
  • facilitating the participation of citizens in the economic and social life of the community.

Our legislative responsibilities

Under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 we can:

  • help people resolve discrimination, sexual harassment or victimisation complaints
  • educate and inform the community of their rights and responsibilities under equal opportunity laws
  • undertake independent reviews of workplace culture in South Australian organisations and businesses
  • consult on culture change projects for South Australian organisations and businesses
  • partner with academic institutions to undertake research in equal opportunity and related areas
  • advise government on legislative and policy reforms relating to equal opportunity.

Learn more about the history of equal opportunity in South Australia.