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Application process - anti-discrimination matters

If you feel you have been discriminated against, you should make an application to the Anti-Discrimination Commission of Queensland (ADCQ). If the matter cannot be settled at the ADCQ, then it may be referred to QCAT for determination if it is not work-related.  If the matter is work related it may be referred to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.

At any time before a non work-related complaint is referred to the tribunal, you may apply for an order prohibiting a person from doing an act that might prejudice:

  • the investigation or conciliation of the complaint
  • an order that the tribunal might make after a hearing.

You will need to complete:

You may apply to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission for similar relief if your complaint relates to a work-related matter.

Exemption under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991

Use this form to apply for an exemption or renew an existing exemption under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 for non-work-related matters.

Lapsed complaints

The application form to review a decision of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner regarding a lapsed complaint can be found in administrative decisions.

What happens next?

Once your application and forms have been received, QCAT will review the information provided and contact you about next steps.

Descriptions of QCAT's jurisdiction on this website are general information only. They do not definitively describe the types of applications on which QCAT can make decisions. The relevant legislation determines QCAT's jurisdiction. If you are unsure about your legal rights, you should seek legal advice. Your individual circumstances should guide any actions taken to resolve your dispute.

Last reviewed
7 March 2017
Last updated
7 March 2017

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