Bullying Policy

Bullying is an inappropriate behaviour using force or power. Bullying undermines another person’s self-esteem and confidence. It may be a one-off or may be repeated incidents:

  • Disparaging remarks
  • Public criticism
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Written Abuse
  • Threats
  • Shouting
  • Sarcasm
  • Belittling
  • Name Calling
  • Smirking
  • Harassment
  • Swearing
  • Socially excluding people
  • Spreading rumours & innuendo
  • Throwing papers down/around



  1. A bullying complaint must be in writing
  2. The Safety Committee of the Dandenong Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc. (DAPS) will undertake to hear the bullying complaint which will/could include mediation
  3. Failure of a Bullying Complaint to be finalised by DAPS the matter must then be referred to VAS Limited.