Review of Sexual Harassment in Victorian Courts

Research consistently reveals that sexual harassment occurs in all industries and sectors – including our court system and legal profession. This needs to change.

Everybody has the right to be safe and feel safe at work.

This independent Review, led by Dr Helen Szoke AO, identifies ways to build a culture that prevents sexual harassment, calls it out if it occurs, and create safe environments where people have the confidence to speak up without fear of reprisal. Read the Report and Recommendations.

Established by the Victorian Government and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Review covers all Victorian courts and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

About the Review

About the Review

The Review’s Report and Recommendations is now available.
Individual experiences

Individual experiences

People who experienced or witnessed sexual harassment at a Victorian court or VCAT were provided with a safe, confidential way to tell their story.
Organisation submissions

Organisation submissions

The Review sought written submissions from organisations on views, experiences and recommendations for change. Submissions are now closed.
The Review is evidence-based, and victim-informed. The findings represent best practice in wiping out sexual harassment and making our workplaces safe.
We’ve prepared answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Review of Sexual Harassment in Victorian Courts.
We partnered with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission to provide a confidential way for individuals to share their experiences and access help and support. The Hotline is now closed.
Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual behaviour. It can be physical, verbal or written and has nothing to do with friendship or flirting.

Formal complaints of sexual harassment

You can choose to make a complaint about sexual harassment by contacting the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC).