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. Therefore, it 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. 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 required criteria – providing sufficient evidence is supplied.

As the Index is used for benchmarking purposes, the necessary rigour and submission process provides an accurate gauge regarding the level of inclusivity efforts within the submitting employer organisation.

Already, since its 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 2019.


We can accept AWEI Submissions between Monday, 10th January 2022 and Friday 11th February 2022 for hand-delivered, couriered or mailed submissions (hard copies, USB, etc).

  • Pride in Diversity – AWEI Submissions
    414 Elizabeth Street
    Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Deadline for large file transfer program URL (Including but not limited to Dropbox, Google Docs, Parcel Post, SharePoint or any other internally approved large file transfer system) midnight Saturday 12th February 2022.


Please ensure that you have signed up to the following newsletter – this will ensure that you receive all relevant information and updates in terms of the up and coming AWEI period.

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To learn more about participating in the AWEI Employee Survey or to request your unique Survey URL for participation, click here.

The Survey URL will be sent out from Monday 1st November 2021. The Survey will close at C.O.B. on Friday 25th February (extended by 2 weeks from original close date of Friday 11th February 2022).

A preview draft is available through the link above.


AWEI for Small Employers (500 or less employees)

Standard AWEI (501 or more employees)

Please refer to the AWEI Tools and Support page for resources to help you with your submission. Alternatively, you may contact us here.

Platinum Projects

Click here to download the Guide to Platinum Projects and Submission Documentation.

This document serves as a guide only, identifying the key components of a Platinum Project proposal and submission document.  You are welcome to add as much additional detail as you like, providing these components have been covered.

Platinum Project submissions must be received by Pride in Diversity no later than 10 December 2021. You will be notified of approval.

2022 Individual Award Nomination Forms

Please consider nominating a colleague or campaign for their outstanding contributions to LGBTQ inclusion within the LGBTQ Inclusion Awards categories listed below.

Click here to view categories and nomination forms.

For more information regarding this awards, please contact


While we have taken every care to proof-read the submission documents extensively, should any minor changes be required this table will document any and all changes made.

Small Employer AWEI (500 or less Employees) Document Revisions

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Standard Employer AWEI (501 or more Employees) Document Revisions

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AWEI Mailing List

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For more information on the AWEI and Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards event, please contact the Pride in Diversity office on (02) 9206 2139 or at