For over 100 years,
women have fought for the right
to be treated equally.

Now IT’S TIME to get it right!

Today women are paid
22.8% less than men

WGEA 2022 Gender Equality Scorecard – Full
Time Remuneration

1 in 5 women experience sexual violence after the age of 15

Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2017
‘Personal Safety Survey

Australia has fallen to 54th in the world for the political empowerment of women

World Economic Forum 2021
– ‘Global Gender Gap Report’

1 in 2 women
are discriminated
against at work
for being mothers

Australian Human Rights Commission, 2018
‘Face the Facts: Gender Equality 2018’

Women retire with
42% less
than men

Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016
‘Personal Safety Survey

Girls receive
27% less pocket money
than boys

Westpac, 2016. Westpac Kids & Money Report
Average income by time spent on Chores


The Australian Gender Equality Council

Our vision is a gender equal Australia.

Our mission is to drive a fundamental shift in Australia so that all people have the same rights, opportunities and outcomes across all sectors of the community, including economic participation and decision making.

Gender equality will be achieved when the different behaviours, aspirations and needs of all genders are equally valued, respected and are manifest in Australian society.

Our strategic pillars

  • The peak independent collective voice of Australian women in all their diversity.
  • A community of interest that collaborates to drive gender equality outcomes in Australia.
  • An advocate for gender equality outcomes in Australia realising each element of AGEC’s Manifesto.
  • A think tank driving gender equality outcomes by undertaking independent, collaborative and human-centred research.


Definition of Gender Equality
Gender equality is when people of all genders have equal rights, equal access and equitable outcomes, because systemic, structural and societal barriers have been removed.

‘It’s Time’

Like the women and men of the first wave of women’s movements who fought for the right for women to vote and enter Parliament and the second wave of women and men who fought for the right to reproductive freedom for women, their right to a job and credit and their right to equal pay, the Australian Gender Equality Council asks you to join with us to finish what was started over 100 years ago. You can do this by helping to fund the ‘It’s Time’ campaign in social and mainstream media, by spreading the messages in our campaign and by standing up beside us and demanding that those around you answer the hard questions. It is hard for the culprits to hide in the shadows when a light is being shone into every corner.



Our latest newsletters, articles and pieces of interest in the area of gender equality.

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Media update

Here you find the latest media updates and media pieces related to the work of AGEC.

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Here you will find what AGEC is planning next as well as upcoming forums and member events.

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Here we have gathered all reports and white papers that concern gender equality in Australia.

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Consulting Directory

Looking for some support with your gender diversity efforts? Our directory can help.

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