The services below provide free information and advice to migrants, people on temporary visas or people without a visa. You can talk about your concerns in private and without your employer or sponsor knowing.
JobWatch is a not-for-profit employment rights legal centre that operates across Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania. It provides free and confidential information and referrals about your workplace rights. Additional support may also be available.
Phone 03 9662 1933 (Melbourne Metro)
Phone 1800 331 617 (Regional Victoria)
If you need an interpreter, call JobWatch to arrange this.
The Migrant Workers Centre offers free and confidential advice to workers on temporary visas or from a migrant background with workplace issues. Appointments are available online or in person and support can be provided in different languages.
The Migrant Workers Centre can assist with issues such as:
Phone 03 7009 6710
If you need an interpreter, call the Migrant Workers Centre to arrange this.
The Fair Work Ombudsman is here to help you.
The Fair Work Ombudsman is an Australian Government agency that regulates Australian workplaces.
The Fair Work Ombudsman provides free advice and assistance to all workers to help them understand their rights and, can help fix workplace problems.
You can't get into trouble or have your visa cancelled for contacting them to ask for information about your pay or other workplace rights.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has information and resources in over 30 languages to help people understand their workplace rights and obligations in Australia.
Phone 13 13 94
If you need an interpreter, first call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 13 14 50 and ask for Fair Work on 13 13 94.
The Australian Unions Support Centre provides free and confidential assistance for all workplace issues. If you're a union member, you can also contact your union for support.
Phone 1300 486 466