Our commitment to Inclusion and Diversity

Our vision is a diverse, safe and supportive environment where everyone can be their true selves at work, where individuals feel heard and accepted, are appreciated for who they are and recognised for the value they add and contribution they make.

Inclusion and Diversity Council

Our Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) Council is comprised of members of our Executive Leadership Team and representatives from each of our Employee Network Groups (ENGs). The Council’s purpose is to define our I&D strategy, monitor our progress and provide support and oversight for our ENGs.

Our Employee Network Groups (ENGs)

Our ENGs are employee-led communities set up to support our broader Inclusion and Diversity strategy by championing targeted issues and actions specific to their area of focus.

Our ENGs include:

  • Women
  • Accessibility & Neurodivergence
  • Pride
  • Cultural & Ethnic Awareness
  • Early Careers Network

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

Connecting communities is at the heart of our purpose and strategy. Our RAP will enable us to continue to build great relationships, foster respect and create opportunities to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. While we acknowledge we are at the start of our RAP journey, we are proud of our commitment and look forward to partnering and engaging even closer with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. For more information, see Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Our Progress

As part of our commitment to transparency and disclosure of our diversity, equity and inclusion activities, we report our progress against our key goals.

We are proud of the progress we are making in gender equity. Here are our 2023 results reported to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA):

  • 50% female Key Management Personnel (KMP)
  • 31% female representation in total AusNet workforce
  • 38% female representation on our Board
  • 43% of external manager appointments were female
  • 38% of external non-manager appointments were female.

Our Partnerships

Work 180

Supporting, celebrating and raising the profile of endorsed organisations so that women can find workplaces where they can thrive. Visit Work 180.

Diversity Council of Australia

Providing unique research, inspiring events and programs, curated resources and expert advice across all diversity dimensions to a community of member organisations. Visit Diversity Council of Australia.

Pride in Diversity

Working with specialists in HR, organisational change and workplace diversity who are dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people by reducing exclusion, invisibility, homophobia and stigma in the workplace. Visit Pride in Diversity.

Liptember Foundation

Raising awareness and vital funds for women’s mental health. We have been the top corporate fundraiser for Liptember for three consecutive years, endorsing our commitment to gender-specific mental health services. Visit Liptember Foundation.