Mature-age workers and the Equal Opportunity Act

Older Victorians make a significant contribution to the community and the economy through participation in the paid workforce. However, some mature-age workers can experience age discrimination at work and when looking for work.


The Commission has developed a resource to provide mature-age workers with information about their rights under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. It highlights how age discrimination can occur in recruitment, at work and when it comes to retirement, and how the Equal Opportunity Act can protect you from discrimination. 

The booklet is available to download in Word or PDF format: 

Mature-age workers and the Equal Opportunity Act: Know your rights - May 2012.

60 is an age not a use-by date posters are also available for download.

Request printed copies of these resources or order 60 is an age not a use-by date postcards by contacting us on or 1300 891 848. 

The resources were developed with assistance from the Australian Computer Society, the Finance Sector Union, the Shop, Distributive & Allied Employees’ Association and the Victorian Trades Hall Council.


If you think you have been discriminated againstsexually harassedvictimised or vilified, contact us and talk about your concerns. Our dispute resolution service is free and confidential. We can send you information about the complaint process and if we can’t help you we will try to refer you to someone who can.

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