Search For Victoria’s First Gender Equality Commissioner

1st Jun 2020

The Andrews Labor Government has kicked off recruitment for the first ever Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner, an Australian-first position to oversee major reform across Victoria.

The Commissioner will be responsible for overseeing implementation of the Gender Equality Act 2020 and play a key leadership role in promoting gender equality in the Victorian community and workplaces.

The Gender Equality Act is the first of its kind in Australia, requiring public sector organisations to demonstrate meaningful progress on workplace gender equality.

The landmark Act will work to break down discrimination and gender barriers in the public sector and guide gender equality reform in around 300 organisations, including universities and local councils.

While progress has been made to improve gender inequality across the public sector, with women now holding 54 per cent of executive roles and the gender pay gap narrowing, there is still work to be done.

The Commissioner will initially focus on education and support for organisations, the role will include independent oversight of the reforms, monitoring progress, and ensuring compliance by organisations.

The role will report directly to the Minister for Women. Applications are now open at and will close on Wednesday 10 June 2020.

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