Promoting and improving gender equality in the workplace

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency is an Australian Government statutory agency created by the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012

Private sector reporting is now open. Read our comprehensive guide to gender equality reporting to prepare your business today. 


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Women careers

Equal pay day marks the 56 days into the new financial year that Australian women must work to earn the same, on average, as men did last year.

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Lowest ever national gender pay gap is a good result but more needs to be done to achieve workplace gender equality. 


Find out what the reforms are, what they mean for employers and how this legislation will accelerate change to close the gender pay gap. 

Need help with reporting?

Everything you need to know about gender equality reporting including offline forms, step-by-step instructions and frequently asked questions. 

Need to report your gender equality data? Head to our Reporting Portal to log in, or register your organisation. 

Learn about the requirements for organisations who are tendering for government contracts.

Latest Statistics

These are the current statistics in Australia today for workplace equality. Uncover more using the WGEA Data explorer ⬈.
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is the current Gender Pay Gap
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of CEO's in Australia are women
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of employers support flexible work

Take Action

Measure your gender pay gap, pinpoint areas of concern and build a business case to take evidence-based action. 

All the tools and guides you need to build and implement a comprehensive flexible work strategy. 

Find out how to build a gender-neutral parental leave policy, support employees experiencing family violence and conduct employee consultation. 

Analyse, design, implement and review workplace changes that will help you improve gender equality. 

Use our tools to build a business case, set targets for women in leadership and design mentoring programs. 

Identify and remove gender bias from interviews, selection criteria, feedback and 'merit' promotion.


The latest WGEA data on workforce participation, women in leadership, the gender pay gap and employer action on workplace gender equality. 

Gender Equity Insights breaks WGEA's data down by location and finds out what would happen if all industries had a 40:40:20 gender balance. 

What causes the gender pay gap? The findings of this report provide crucial knowledge that can help government and business take action.

Learn more about us

WGEA is an Australian Government statutory agency created by the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. The Agency is charged with promoting and improving gender equality in Australian workplaces

WGEA's Corporate Plan outlines our vision, purpose and activities from 2023-24 through to 2026-27.

Looking for meaningful work? At WGEA you will be part of a team of high achievers who are friendly, fun and passionate about promoting and improving gender equality.