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

Find out how you can take action to improve gender equality in your workplace


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Employers committed to taking action on workplace gender equality have significantly lower gender pay gaps.

National Gender Pay gap

While it’s trending in the right direction – this is the lowest on record and a return to where we were at three years ago (when the gender pay gap was at 13.4%) – there’s still work to do.

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Learn more about what the remade Legislative Instruments mean for gender equality reporting. 

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


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.

Need help with reporting?

Learn about the Compliance Reporting program, who needs to report and the steps to reporting.

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.

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Workplace gender equality is achieved when people are able to access and enjoy the same rewards, resources and opportunities, regardless of gender. 

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

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.