Human Rights and Social Justice


We would like to acknowledge that we are situated on the traditional land of the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri people and offer our respects to their elders, past and present.

We recognise and respect the cultural heritage of this land.

Statement of Human Rights

The City of Stonnington recognises and respects that everyone has the same human rights entitlement to allow them to participate in, and contribute to, society and our community. We recognise that all persons have equal rights in the provision of, and access to, Council services and facilities. We recognise that, at times, such rights may be limited, insofar as to strike a balance between individual rights and the protection of public interest.

Adopted by Council on 4 February, 2008.

Statement of Social Justice

The City of Stonnington is committed to the following principles of social justice adopted by Council on 20 April, 2015:


  • Residents have fair / equal access to the
  • resources and services provided by Council.
  • Barriers to the resources and services provided
  • by Council are reduced for those in need.
  • Independent access is supported.

Barriers to equity are reduced as far as practicable.

Human Rights

Human rights are recognised, respected and promoted.

Participation in Decision Making

Residents have the opportunity for genuine, meaningful participation in decisions affecting their lives.

Social Inclusion
Council activities and programs recognise community diversity and encourage participation