When you lodge a complaint, our office first assesses it to see whether it is covered by South Australian equal opportunity law.

If it is not covered by the law, you will be advised in writing.

There is no cost in making a complaint of discrimination.

Things to include

If you decide to lodge a complaint you need to:

  • provide your complaint in writing - this can be in your preferred language - it should be no longer than 5 pages.
  • explain what has happened and why you think it is discrimination
  • identify the grounds of discrimination and an area of activity in your complaint
  • include details about the organisation you believe has discriminated against you
  • attach copies of any relevant documentation.

You will need to send your complaint within 12 months of the last act of discrimination.

You can also lodge a complaint on behalf of someone else, as long as you have their written and signed consent (this may be a power of attorney if they are unable to sign for themselves).

How to make a complaint

You can submit a complaint in one of three ways:

  1. Submit a Complaint Form online.
  2. Print a complaint form (PDF, 158.7 KB), fill it in and post or fax it to us.
  3. Fill out complaint form (DOCX, 197.1 KB) and either post it to us or email as an attachment.

Learn more about what happens to your complaint once we receive it.