Workplace Gender Equality (Minimum Standards) Instrument 2014 - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this standard if you are:

  • A registered higher education provider that employs staff; or
  • Operating a business that employs 500 or more employees in Australia.

Registered higher education providers and businesses employing more than 500 employees are required to report to the Agency on workplace gender equality issues. The standards outline policies and strategies that employers must have in place to enable them to provide the required information to the Agency in the workplace gender equality report.

The standards include requirements for:

  • Gender composition of the workforce;
  • Equal remuneration between women and men;
  • Availability and utility of employment terms, conditions and practices relating to flexible working arrangements for employees; and
  • Sex-based harassment and discrimination.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Act(s) name

Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Australian Government)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Operating address:
Level 7
309 Kent Street
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 4917
Sydney, Western Australia 2001


1800 730 233


02 9432 7000

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