Workplace Gender Equality Reporting Requirements

We have identified your company as possibly having reporting requirements for the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

What is WGEA?

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency is an Australian Government statutory agency that:

  • promotes and improves workplace gender equality
  • administers the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Act).

The Act’s main goals are to:

  • promote and improve workplace gender equality, including equal remuneration between women and men
  • promote consultation between employers and employees about workplace gender equality
  • recognise women’s disadvantage in the workforce and help employers remove barriers that stop them from fully and equally participating
  • encourage employers to end gender discrimination, including for family and caring responsibilities
  • boost Australian business productivity and competitiveness by advancing workplace gender equality





Who is required to report?

The Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 requires non-public sector employers with 100 or more employees (‘relevant employers’) to submit a report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency between 1 April and 31 May each year for the preceding 12-month period (1 April – 31 March each year).

When reporting, all employees (headcount, not full-time equivalent) should be counted across all subsidiaries employing staff in Australia, this includes:

  • full-time
  • part-time
  • casual and
  • temporary employees of the employer.

Independent contractors (ie. not employed by the organisation) are not included in the headcount.

How do I register my Company?

Click here to read how to register your company for the purposes of reporting.

Do you have questions or require further support?

If you have any questions or would like any help with this please contact us.

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