Bronze Tier Status within the AWEI Foundation Submission

The Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) follows a 3-yearly cycle of local index review and international benchmarking. Upon review, new criteria are set with the intention of advancing LGBTQ workplace inclusion practice within Australia and aligning it with any new work being done internationally to ensure that Australian organisations continue to meet global standards of best practice.  Within each new iteration, there is an expectation that entry points into the respective tiers will change, and overall scores decrease.  This is a pattern we see with the release of every new iteration.  It is important that the expectations of submitting organisations take this into account when aiming for a particular tier within a new iteration.  It is important to note that the journey to maintain leading practice is not a 6-month journey; it’s a 3-year journey.

It is also important to note that for the fifth iteration, the methodology of determining recognition for Bronze, Silver and Gold tier entry levels has changed. Entry points to each of these tiers in previous iterations have been determined by ranking the scores of all participating organisations and calculating the top consecutive percentages. This meant that, as practices improved or shifted, the entry points would change from year to year.

Starting with the 5th iteration of the AWEI, we will be introducing fixed entry points for each of the tiers making it easier to estimate, realistically, where your tier recognition may fall.

To achieve Bronze Tier Status within the AWEI Foundation Submission, participating organisations must obtain 80% of allocated points.

      • For Standard Employers (501 or more employees), this is 64 points out of 80 points.
      • For Small Employers (500 or less employees), this is 40 points out of 50 points.

Once this is achieved, organisations are eligible to submit an AWEI Advanced Submission in effort to obtain Silver, Gold or Platinum Tier Status within this benchmark. These winners are announced at the annual Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards in May.

Current Bronze Tier Employers (2023 – 2026)

*Organisations are listed alphabetically; and achievements will continue to be announced throughout the year.

Standard Employers (501 employees or more)Small Employers (500 employess or less)
Amazon Australia
Australia Post
Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)
Bank of Queensland
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
BUPA Australia
Charter Hall
Compass Group
Cushman & Wakefield
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Department of Health and Aged Care
Department of Health Victoria
Endeavour Group
Edith Cowan University
Gold Coast Health
Gold Corporation (The Perth Mint)
Insurance Australia Group (IAG)
Insignia Financial
International Convention Centre – ICC Sydney
IFM Investors
Jacobs Australia
John Holland Group
King & Wood Mallesons
Life Without Barriers
Mars Australia
Metcash Trading Ltd
Monash IVF Group
Publicis Groupe
QIC Limited
Queensland Department of Health
SAP Australia
Shell Australia
Thales Group
The University of Wollongong
TPG Telecom
Transdev Australasia
Treasury Wine Estates
WSP Australia
+ 44 not yet for publication
American Express Global Business Travel
Australian Payments Plus
Custom Fleet
Gilead Sciences
Fidelity International
Future Super
PaperCut Software
+3 not yet for publication


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