6. Reporting dates

When completing a submission to the Agency the data will be in respect to a particular and regular twelve-month time period. This is known as the reporting period.

The Public Sector reporting program will be open for submission from 1 September to 31 October. This is known as the submission period, and an employer must either:

  • submit their Gender Equality Report and resolve any data quality issues before the end of the submission period, or:
  • apply for an extension within the submission period and if granted, submit their report prior to the end of the extension period.

Data being submitted for the Public Sector reporting program will be in respect to the calendar year - January 1st to December 31st, for a report submitted in the following year.

The reporting period is the calendar year from 1 Jan to 31 December, submissions are due the following year between 1 September and 31 October
  • The responses on the Questionnaire will relate to the calendar year
  • The employee movements on the Workforce Management Statistics section will be taken from the calendar year

For the public sector employers that will complete their own Workplace Profile submission:

  • The Workplace Profile will have a snapshot date of December 31st and will include employees who were employed as at that date.

6.1 What happens if the deadline is missed?

Organisations that fail to meet their deadline (which includes any extension granted to them by WGEA) are then given a final 28-day notice period to rectify this by submitting the overdue Gender Equality Report, this notice is sent direct to the CEO/Department or Agency Head or equivalent. After this period, the public sector employer can be made non-compliant under the Act. 

  • If the deadline is missed, the Gender Equality Report data may not be included in the Agency’s dataset, and a public sector employer may not be provided with any benchmarking reports.

6.2 Making changes to a submitted report

When a Gender Equality Report has been fully lodged, it will enter a change period of 28 days – during this time a report contact can reopen a submitted report and make any edits if mistakes or entry errors need to be resolved.

  • Edits cannot be made to any submitted report once the 28 day change period has ended.