Report homophobia

Reporting makes a difference – to you, your friends, and your community. By reporting homophobia when it happens, you can help stop it happening to someone else. By speaking out and sharing your story you are standing up for your rights and helping work towards a culture that does not dismiss homophobia.

You will also help the police, government and others to better understand the level of homophobia in the NT, and improve the way they respond to it. When homophobic and transphobic incidents are not reported they remain invisible in the data and therefore invisible among law enforcement officials, law-makers and public officials. Without information on the incidence of violence motivated by hatred against LGBTQI people, it is difficult to raise awareness among policymakers about the need to adopt laws to protect from this violence.

In the NT you can report homophobia to: the police, the NT Anti-Discrimation Commission, the Australian Human Rights Commission. You can also inform Rainbow Territory,  which will inform community campaigning. All contact details are listed on this page.

Links to What is homophobia and Respond to homophobia


NT Anti-Discrimination Commission

www.adc.nt.gov.au/complaints/complaints.html

Phone: 08 8999 1444 or Freecall: 1800 813 846


NT Police

You usually have to visit a police station to report a crime.

    • NT Police non-emergency police assistance: 131 444
    • NT Police general enquiries, business hours: 8999 5511
    • NT Police general enquiries, after hours: 8922 156

Australian Human Rights Commission

www.humanrights.gov.au/complaints-information

Phone: 1300 656 419 or 02 9284 9888

Let Rainbow Territory know what happened to you for its community campaigning

This form to inform Rainbow about Territory homophobic incidents in the Northern Territory only. The information you provide is used by Rainbow Territory to assist in campaigning for positive changes to NT legislation. It is not a formal report to the Police, Anti-Discrimination Commission, or the Australian Human Rights Commission.