"Discrimination in housing is easily hidden as there are many reasons owners and agents can give for people not successfully securing housing,” Commissioner Hilton said.
"There is greater risk that this kind of discrimination will be hidden as the housing market gets more competitive.
"This makes it even more important that people know their rights and obligations under Victorian law.
"Victorian law protects people from being discriminated against in accommodation because of their age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and parental or carer status, as well as a number of other personal characteristics, including personal association with one of these protected attributes.
"People who feel they have been discriminated against can call us on 1300 292 153 for more information or make a complaint online at humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au."