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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Gender Pay Gap decreased 1.1pp to 21.7%

More women in management drives decline in gender pay gap, but every industry and almost 3 in 4 employers still have gender pay gap larger than 5% in favour of men.

WGEA Data Explorer

WGEA's new Data Explorer allows users to explore and compare national, industry and employer data across six gender equality indicators. 


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

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

Employer Gender Pay Gaps

The WGEA Gender Pay Gap Analysis Guide helps employers to plan and execute a pay and composition analysis in order to identify the drivers of their gender pay gap.

WGEA's Communications 10 Point guide is for communications teams and company representatives who are responsible for talking to key audiences about your organisation's approach to gender equality. 

Employers have the opportunity to provide a Statement that gives context to their gender pay gap results when WGEA publishes employer gender pay gaps in early 2024.


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.

She's Price(d)less Report download now

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

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 and how caring impacts the workplace.

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.

Find out how to address Sexual harassment, harassment on the ground of sex or discrimination, and how to implement family violence policies and support.

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.

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.