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.


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This Australian-first report examines the composition, pay and actions Commonwealth public sector employers are taking to drive gender equality.

WGEA Data Explorer

View individual employer gender equality performance and compare results alongside information on the policies and actions employers are taking to improve workplace gender equality. 

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WGEA has announced the date for this year’s Equal Pay Day as 19 August, marking the 50 days into the new financial year that Australian women must work to earn the same, on average, as men did last year

Need help with reporting?

You can find step-by-step instructions, answers to frequently asked questions and help for resolving data issues in the WGEA Reporting Guide. 

Need to report your gender equality data to WGEA? 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 manager roles are part-time

Take Action

WGEA has a series of live masterclasses and live learning events to guide employers to deepen understanding of workplace gender equality take action to narrow organisations’ gender pay gaps.

Use your reporting data to pinpoint areas where you can take action to improve workplace gender equality 

Learn how to plan and execute a pay and composition analysis in order to identify the drivers of your gender pay gap.

How to use evidence to improve workplace sexual harassment prevention and response.

Boards play a critical role in supporting workplace gender equality. This guide provides context, practical insights, and questions for boards and directors.

Find out how to build a gender-neutral parental leave policy and how caring impacts the workplace.


Employer Gender Pay Gaps Snapshot download

Read WGEA's employer gender pay gaps report which found 50% of employers have a gender pay gap larger than 9.1%. 

Australia's Gender Equality Scorecard Download now

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

BCEC | WGEA Gender Equity Insights Download Now

Gender Equity Insights 2023 identifies the most valuable actions employers can take to reduce their gender pay gaps.

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.