Hate can happen in different ways:
If you’ve experienced hate, knowing what to do or who to talk to can be confusing. This website is to help you understand:
We wish this website wasn’t necessary but, unfortunately, bias, hatred and discrimination are still common experiences for some communities in Australia today.
Experiencing hate can hurt – it may leave you feeling disrespected, rejected or unsafe. Experiencing a hate incident or crime can bring up former trauma, even something small can be significant. There are services available to support you, process what happened, find ways to look after yourself and understand your options.
Hate is never ok. Experiencing hate can harm your wellbeing, sense of safety, relationships, ability to work, financial situation or reputation. Sometimes people ignore hate because they don’t know what to do or don’t think that it is serious enough to act. You don’t have to accept hate. Explore our resources on how you can take action.
The University of Sydney in collaboration with the Australian Hate Crime Network has created this website and its resources to help raise awareness about the problems of hate crime and hate incidents in NSW. We hope that the website will provide a ‘one stop shop’ for information about when hate is a crime, where to find support and how to take action. Our vision is to build awareness, promote support and guide action and advocacy.
Find out more about who we are.
Our resources, information and support advice have been created to help you, whether you have experienced or been a target of hate crime, are a community leader, advocate or simply want more information. We have also developed a selection of resources to support you.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain images and names of people who have died.
Disclaimer: The information on this website applies only to the state of NSW. This information is provided as general information only. It provides a basic introduction to the law and other matters and is not intended to be comprehensive. The information does not constitute legal or other advice on any matter and should not be used as such. Formal legal or other advice from a qualified professional should be sought in particular matters. The use of any person’s image on this website does not imply endorsement by the person in the photograph. Reviewed December 2021.