WGEA is a statutory authority located within the portfolio of the Australian Commonwealth Department of Social Services.

WGEA’s role is to administer the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 (Commonwealth) and through education, assist organisations to achieve equal opportunity for women.

WGEA works with employers to improve equal opportunity outcomes for women in the workplace by:

  • Delivering practical solutions;
  • Building strategic partnerships; and
  • Leading public debate to increase the rate of change.

Employers are reaping the benefits of their equal opportunity for women in the workplace programs through increased employee effectiveness, attracting and retaining the best talent, improved morale and increased consumer and market responsiveness.

You can visit the WGEA website at:

You can also view their Employer of choice for women here: