Diversity and inclusion

We value diversity and inclusion because it helps us to do a better job for Victoria, and also because it is the right thing to do.

To us, 'diversity' includes all the ways in which our people differ and the valuable contribution that all of these differences bring to our department. The strength of the organisation is in the innovation and the diversity of its people.

We recognise that there are many aspects to diversity. And while they are all important, we are working particularly hard on making the department a welcoming place for groups that tend to be under-represented in our workforce: women, Aboriginal people, people from non-English-speaking backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTI, people with a disability, parents and carers, older people and younger people.

Pride network

We are a member of Pride in Diversity – Australia's national not-for-profit employer support program for all aspects of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) workplace inclusion.

Aboriginal inclusion

Our Aboriginal Inclusion Action Plan commits us to working in partnership with Aboriginal Victorians to support inclusive economic participation, advance reconciliation and contribute to state and national efforts to 'Close the Gap'.

Page last updated: 12 September 2017