Diversity and inclusion

Our department makes it easy for you to have a voice on issues that really matter to Australia. We need people with diverse skills, expertise, perspectives and lived experience to provide depth and reflect the communities we operate within. 

Joining our diversity networks

When you join our department, you can join our diversity networks. These networks are a forum where people can connect and support each other. Employees lead our networks while our senior executives champion and guide them. Our networks:

  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CALD) Network
  • Disability and Wellness Network (DaWN)
  • Gender Equity Network (GEN)
  • Indigenous Employee Network (IEN)
  • Pride Network (for LGBTIQA+ employees).

Creating an inclusive and empowered workforce

Feb 2021 Department of Industry, Science and Resources

Inclusion strategy 2021–2023

Our department is committed to inclusion and diversity. Our inclusion strategy shows how we are creating a workplace culture where we are all valued and respected for our contribution.
Apr 2024 Department of Industry, Science and Resources

People strategy 2024–2026

Our people strategy shows our department's values, culture and commitment to supporting our workforce over the next 2 years.
Nov 2020 Department of Industry, Science and Resources

Safety, health and wellbeing strategy 2020–2023

Our department provides an inclusive and safe working environment for our people. See how we plan to support employees over 3 years.

Welcoming people with disability

We aim to make our workplace the best possible place to work for everyone. We welcome people with disability to add their voice and skills.

Welcoming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Reconciliation Action Plan

We are committed to employing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Indigenous procurement policy

We are committed to creating opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses to work with government.

Our other initiatives include:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy
  • Acknowledgment of Country training 
  • more visibility of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in our buildings.

Participating in diversity initiatives

We show our commitment to diversity and inclusion by:

Our department is a member of:  


Jul 2022

Careers for people with disability

We’re looking for people with disability to bring their skills and experience to our department. Applications closed 17 August 2022.
Oct 2018

Support through the National Redress Scheme

We have joined the National Redress Scheme, which provides acknowledgement and support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

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