Read our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Gender equity, diversity and inclusion go far beyond creating a ‘nicer’ place to work – they are fundamental values in creating a thriving workplace, where the best decisions are made. They provide a culture for the best thinking, the best performance and getting the best out of every person in our team.

DELWP’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy aims at embedding these values into every decision we make, every conversation we hold, and every interaction with Victorian communities.

When we work together in a respectful, supportive and actively engaged manner, we build a culture of diversity and inclusion. This in turn supports our commitment to being a high performing organisation: one that delivers for government, has a positive culture, promotes partnerships and provides excellent service.

DELWP’s Diversity and Inclusion Council

Our Diversity and Inclusion Council’s role is:

  • to focus on the diversity and inclusion agenda
  • to connect it to DELWP's strategic business direction
  • to support DELWP becoming an employer of choice.

The Council is made up of senior leaders from across the organisation and four staff representatives to guide our work. It also includes Troy Roderick, the Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Telstra, who provides a valuable external perspective on our approach.

At DELWP we stand for gender equity

We acknowledge the link between inequality and domestic violence. We stood together to say no to violence.

2016 achievements

We reached our target for a gender-balanced executive (set in early 2015) in July 2016.

We established our Diversity and Inclusion Council and launched our Diversity and Inclusion strategy.

We run targeted development programs to build women’s leadership skills and strong careers.

We publish monthly gender reporting on our intranet.

Family violence policy

We launched our Family violence policy and support approach in 2016.

DELWP offers 20 days family violence leave for impacted staff.

DELWP has nine Family Violence Contact Officers to support affected staff to navigate their options.