A relevant employer is a non-public sector employer with 100 or more employees in Australia for any six months or more of a reporting period, 1 April of one year to 31 March of the following year. The six months do not have to be consecutive months. All employees (headcount, not full-time equivalent) should be counted. This includes full-time, part-time, casual and temporary employees of the employer (including all of its subsidiaries employing employees in Australia). Independent contractors should not be included in the headcount.
For corporations which are part of a corporate group, the 100 or more employees’ threshold is applied to the combined total of employees in Australia of the parent corporation plus the employees in Australia of any subsidiaries.
If a relevant employer has previously reported and its number of employees falls below 100, it must continue to report until employee numbers fall below 80 for six months or more of the particular reporting period. The six months do not have to be consecutive months.
If you are required to report, please visit the reporting registration guidelines page for more information.
If you are not required to report, gender equality resources have also been developed for small businesses.