Sexual harassment, bullying and misconduct of any kind have no place in our creative state. Creative Victoria expects all funded organisations and projects to provide a safe and respectful working environment for all.

    This means having robust policies and procedures in place that are clear, up to date and well promoted within your organisation.

    At the request of the Minister for Creative Industries, Creative Victoria has also convened a working group of industry leaders to explore ways to address these issues within the creative industries in Victoria, and to promote and advance cultural change.

    The members are:

    Nicole Beyer, Executive Director, Theatre Network Australia

    Dave Giles-Kaye, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Fashion Council

    Caroline Pitcher, Chief Executive Officer, Film Victoria

    Anthony Reed, Chief Executive Officer, Games Developers’ Association of Australia

    Claire Spencer, Chief Executive Officer, Arts Centre Melbourne

    Kate Torney, Chief Executive Officer and State Librarian, State Library of Victoria

    Catryn Tuckwell, General Counsel, Arts Centre Melbourne


    The following resources have been compiled to assist you to better understand these issues, and develop appropriate policies and procedures.

    Australian Human Rights Commission

    Know Where the Line Is
    Writing an effective sexual harassment policy

    Ending Workplace Sexual Harassment: A Resource for Small, Medium and Large employers
    Recognising and Responding to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Information for Employees

    Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

    Sexual Harassment
    Positive Duty
    Resolving Complaints

    Worksafe Victoria

    Workplace bullying

    Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA)

    Fact Sheet on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    Codes of Conduct

    Film Victoria

    Victorian Screen Industry Code of Conduct

    Screen Australia

    Code of Conduct to Prevent Sexual Harassment

    Theatre Network Australia

    Code of Behaviour

    Live Performance Australia

    Industry Code of Practice to Prevent Workplace Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Bullying (draft)

    Support Services

    CASA (Centre Against Sexual Assault)

    1800 RESPECT National Sexual Assault Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service


    Beyond Blue

    Sexual Assault Crisis Line 

    WIRE (Women’s Information and Referral Exchange)

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