It gives us great pleasure to present the 2017 Australian benchmark for LGBTI workplace inclusion; the results of the 2017 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) and the 2017 annual AWEI Employee Survey.

The results of the AWEI are not only assessed annually to determine the current benchmark and practice shifts in LGBTI workplace inclusion within Australia, but are also utilised to benchmark against leading practice internationally every three years, typically resulting in a new index, format and often, direction or focus.

This is the first iteration of the 3rd edition of the AWEI (7th release) and as a result, there have been some significant changes in not only what we are measuring within the AWEI, but also in how the index submission document has been built, how employers complete the index and how we present the data. We have received some really positive feedback on the changes and the speed with which we are now able to get your results back to you, and now we hope that our new format AWEI publication will also provide you with some additional valuable information.

The Survey forms part of the AWEI and it continues to be the largest survey of its kind and the only survey within Australia that annually gauges the lived experiences, insights and perceptions of employees across all sectors and industries working within organisations currently active (from just starting to well advanced) in LGBTI workplace inclusion.

To download a copy of the 2017 AWEI Benchmarking publication and/or the 2017 Survey Results, please click on the thumbnails below.


For more information on the AWEI or the 2017 publication, please call our office on 02 9206 2139 or email