2018 AWEI Submission Documents

The Australian Workplace Equality Index

While many Awards Nomination Processes boast a much quicker and less cumbersome submission process, the AWEI is extremely comprehensive and evidence based and therefore does take some time to complete. Employers are asked a series of very specific questions in relation to areas that directly impact inclusion or the perception thereof and are required to provide evidence for all responses. Evidence may entail a detailed description of a process or alternatively copies of supporting documentation to validate responses. This ensures that all employers are measured on not only the same criteria but allows employers the flexibility in their approach to meeting that criteria provided sufficient evidence is supplied.

As the Index is used for benchmarking purposes, its necessary rigour and submission process provides an accurate gauge as to the level of inclusivity currently being worked on within the submitting employer organisation. Already, since it’s launch in 2010, the index has witnessed a significant shift in practice and as a result was re-aligned in 2014 to not only match the level of practice currently within Australia but to once again shift it to the next level. The AWEI was realigned once again in 2016.

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2018 AWEI Submission Documents

Small Employers (200 or less employees)

Med-Large Employers (More than 200 employees)


Version Date Changes
1 21/06/2017 Released document
1.01 28/11/2017 Grammatical changes to ensure consistency of language – no impact on requirements
1.02 20/12/2017 Duplicate Q3.3, updated to Q3.4 on page 9 – no impact on requirements

2018 Individual Nomination Submissions

2018 AWEI Employee Survey

Unique survey URL’s are now available for those employers wishing to participate in the 2018 AWEI optional employee survey.  Please note, only those employers participating in the full AWEI, or small employer AWEI are able to participate in the survey.

Should you wish to register for the survey:

  • Please click here here to complete the request and register details.

You will receive:

For those employers participating in the survey, in addition to your AWEI results, you will receive:

  • High level analysis of your survey results charting the results of all responses to all questions.


The deadline for submission is strictly non-negotiable. Submissions will NOT BE ACCEPTED after the deadline unless you can provide documented proof that your submission was sent in a timeframe that would normally reach us by the required cutoff.


Couriered, hand-delivered or posted items must be received at our office no later than 5PM , Friday 9th March, 2018 Dropbox or similar links must be emailed to us by midnight Saturday 10th March, 2018

AWEI Mailing List

Keep up to date with all the latest notifications, includes tips, reminders, press releases, reminders by joining our AWEI Mailing List.  Click here to register.

For more information on the 2018 AWEI and Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards event, please contact the Pride in Diversity office on (02) 9206 2139.