Northern Territory

Anti-Discrimination Commission

What is the Anti-Discrimination Commission?

The Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission promotes equal opportunity for all Territorians. Established in 1993, we aim to eliminate discrimination from happening by raising awareness about individual’s rights and responsibilities under the Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Act.

The Anti-Discrimination Commission has three main roles: Public education and training, handling complaints and community engagement.

More about the Anti-Discrimination Commission

If you have been unlawfully discriminated against, you can lodge a complaint under the Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Act. But it’s important to know your rights and responsibilities before making a complaint.

More about making a complaint

16 October 2017

Anti-Discrimination Commission Training 2017

Anti-Discrimination courses have been run in various venues throughout the Northern Territory in 2017, including Darwin, Alice Springs, and Katherine. 

Our final training for Darwin in 2017 is in November.  Register by November 10 to avoid missing out for this year.

Customised training courses can be organised for businesses or organisations that would prefer to have in-house training for their staff. These courses can be tailored to focus on the particular needs of an organisation to heighten the relevance of the training. 

  • Anti-Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying 
  • Preventing Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying for Managers and Supervisors
  • Contact Officer: Roles and Responsibilities
  • Challenging Unconscious Bias
  • Train the Trainer 
  • Sexual Harassment


18 September 2017

Have your say – Modernising the Anti-Discrimination Act

The Territory Government has launched its review of the Anti-Discrimination Act with a Discussion Paper released on 3 September 2017.  From now until 3 December 2017 you have the opportunity to comment on a wide range of proposed changes. 
Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Sally Sievers said at the launch, “This is an important opportunity for Territorians to have their say, ensuring we have a comprehensive and contemporary Act that promotes equality of opportunity for  groups potentially vulnerable to discrimination in the Territory.”
The discussion paper outlines the proposed changes and asks you questions about each change.  You can comment on one, some or all of the suggested changes.  They include things such as:

  • modernising the language used
  • introducing  new attributes
  • removing discriminatory sections.

The full discussion paper can be downloaded from:…/law/open-law-reform-consultation
Submissions can be emailed to:


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