Apply for an order to stop sexual harassment. Use this form if the harassment started or occurred prior to 6 March 2023.
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Before you start
Important: we will give a copy of your application and any documents you send us to other people in the case. This includes any people you name as engaging in sexual harassment, each employer or principal you name, and any representatives or paid agents involved in the case. This is so they can respond. They will see your details and any personal information you send us. If you are not sure what to put in your application, or whether to give us any documents to support your claim, contact us.
Have this information ready before you begin. You will need to tell us:
your contact details
your representative's contact details (if you have a representative)
details for your employer or principal, including a contact person and their direct contact details
the details of the person you believe is harassing you (the 'person(s) named’)
the behaviour you believe is sexual harassment
if you have reported the behaviour to any other organisation
what you think needs to happen (see How we can help stop sexual harassment at work to know the options).
Who can use this form
Only use Form F72A if you:
you are a worker in a constitutionally-covered business,
you have experienced sexual harassment at work that happened or started before 6 March 2023,
there is a risk that the sexual harassment will happen again, and
you want the Fair Work Commission to make an order to stop it from happening.
Email your application to ABSH@fwc.gov.au.
You can also send or deliver it to the Commission office near you.
How to pay the fee
You need to pay a fee when you apply. The fee for 2022-23 is $77.80 and changes on 1 July each year. If you apply online, you can pay using a credit card. If you email or post your application, we will contact you about payment.
We cannot process your application until you pay the fee.
You may not have to pay a fee if this would cause serious financial hardship. Apply for a waiver using Form F80.
What happens next?
Once we receive your application, a staff member will call you to discuss. The Commission will also give (serve) a copy of your application to:
each ‘person named’ in the application as an alleged sexual harassment
each employer or principal named in the application
any lawyer or paid agent.
Rules and regulations for this form
Fair Work Act 2009: Section 789FC(1)
Fair Work Commission Rules 2013: Rule 45(2) and Schedule 1