Diversity and Inclusion in the ABS

The ABS is committed to providing an inclusive workplace culture and increasing the diversity of our workforce. The ABS Workplace Diversity Action Plan 2013-17 reaffirms the importance the ABS places on providing a workplace that is inclusive and recognises the diverse skills, perspectives and experiences of our employees which contributes to the ABS being more reflective of the communities we serve and one that becomes infinitely stronger because of it.

Our commitment is demonstrated through a range of workplace policies, strategies and initiatives including:

  • access to a variety of flexible working arrangements such as working from home, part time and flexible hours
  • support for managers and employees via training and awareness programs
  • recognising and celebrating important cultural and diverse events and days
  • policies that reflect community expectations (eg Domestic and Family Violence Leave and Cultural Leave) and
  • employee networks designed for staff to connect, express their views and experiences and share information.

In addition, we are members of the Australian Network on Disability, Pride in Diversity and Diversity Council of Australia and have engaged and committed senior executive champions for Diversity, Reconciliation, Disability and Carers, LGBTI and Gender Diversity.

Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

The ABS encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, mature age workers, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) people.

Candidates can make requests for modifications or adjustments to assist you in applying for positions, or if you are successful, in your position. If you have particular requirements that need to be met in order to submit your application please contact the National Recruitment Unit.

We also participate in the Australian Public Service (APS) RecruitAbility Scheme which supports the employment of people with disability in the APS and the APSC Indigenous Careers program as part of the Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy.


ABS' online e-recruitment service is provided by NGANET.AU (owned by Acendre) and all applicant information is appropriately secured by the provider to ensure applicants' privacy and information is protected.