Workplace Gender Equality Procurement Principles

The Workplace Gender Equality Procurement Principles outline the steps employers must take to comply with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 to participate in Government procurement. They also provide detail on how employers can demonstrate compliance.

Download the WGE Procurement Principles and user guide

Demonstrating compliance

Relevant employers seeking to supply goods or services to government at or above $80,000, must provide a Certificate of Compliance as part of the procurement process.

WGEA issues letters of compliance. To be eligible for a certificate, employers must submit a report to WGEA by 31 May or seek an extension before 31 May and submit their report within the extension period.

Australian Government procurement policy

 The WGE Procurement Principles form part of a connected Australian Government procurement policy. They are part of the Government’s commitment to provide fair and consistent rules to ensure the Government deals exclusively with relevant employers that are compliant with the Act. 

This policy is part of the Government’s financial management framework. The framework contains an overarching requirement to manage an agency’s affairs:

  • efficiently
  • effectively
  • economically
  • ethically
  • in accordance with the policies of the Government.

Download the Australian Government Procurement Policy

More information for employers

Find and compare employer data across the 6 gender equality indicators. 

Find information on WGEA planning, policies, procedures and reports. 

Learn more about WGEA and the work we do to improve workplace gender equality in Australia.