LGBTI Rights

Our Impact

  • We passionately advocated for the reform of discriminatory parenting and adoption laws for same-sex couples in Victoria.
  • We secured legislation in Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory to erase unjust criminal records imposed on gay men for having consensual sex when homosexual conduct was illegal.
  • We created an expungement legal service to provide free and confidential help to people seeking to have an unjust criminal conviction for homosexual activity overturned.
  • We’ve launched a High Court challenge to stop the harmful and divisive marriage equality postal survey.

No one should be treated unfairly or subjected to harm and abuse because of who they are or who they love. The Human Rights Law Centre protects and promotes human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Australia and beyond.  

We fight to end the deeply entrenched discrimination LGBTI people experience. We use a combination of expert legal action, advocacy, research, education, and UN engagement to:

  • End discrimination in the law 
  • Improve legal recognition
  • Provide redress for past wrongs
  • Protect LGBTI people from harm
  • Promote equality and respect for LGBTI people

Become a Supporter

Stand up for dignity, equality and respect. Support the Human Rights Law Centre today by making a tax-deductible donation



Legal Expungement Service

Contact the Expungement Legal Service

Phone: (03) 8636 4458
Email: expungement

If you call outside office hours, please inform us if we can leave you a message and your preferred method of contact.

The Human Rights Law Centre’s Expungement Legal Service provides free and confidential legal help to anyone seeking to apply for a historical homosexual conviction to be expunged. Our team is staffed by LGBTIQ identifying lawyers and includes a volunteer lawyer with personal experience of the climate and police attitudes before the old laws were repealed.