In Australia it is unlawful to discriminate against someone on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender diversity, intersex status, gender, disability, age, race or marital status. If you feel you have been discriminated against you may be able to take action against the particular service. Certain services like women’s refuges can legally refuse to offer service to men. This is to ensure the safety and appropriateness of services to their clients. It is unlawful for a women’s refuge to discriminate against anyone who identifies and lives as a woman.