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Department of the Treasury

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

LGBTQ+ at Department of the Treasury

Treasury fosters a culture of inclusion and respect and is committed to ensuring Treasury’s workplace is fair, safe, and supportive of all people.

A Treasury workforce that reflects the diversity of Australians leads to better outcomes for all” 

We’re committed to making sure our workplace is fair, safe, and supportive of all people regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status.

We have an amazing Pride@Treasury (Pride@TSY) employee network. Pride@TSY aim’ is to continue to make Treasury a more inclusive workplace, where employees feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work. They regularly organise events, hold informal coffee catch-ups, have a regular newsletter, update department resources and training to help staff understand more about the LGBTIQ+ community and become better allies. They are also instrumental in our Pride@TSY ActionPlan, Gender Affirmation Guidelines and Departmental policy consultation. 

Throughout the year Pride@TSY hold events to mark the following significant days: 

  • IDAHOBIT (17 May) - The international day against homophobia, biphobia, interphobia and transphobia.
  • Wear it Purple Day (Last Friday in August) - A day to wear a splash of purple to show support for at risk LGBTIQ+ youth.
  • Yes Day (15 November) - Yes Day celebrates the anniversary of the 2017 Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, in which Australia voted to give same-sex couples the right to marry.

Key points, initiatives and achievements

  • According to the 2023 APS Employee Census results, 9% of Treasury respondents identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTIQ+)
  • In 2023 the Pride@TSY launched the Gender Affirmation Guidelines, which provide information for all managers and employees to support those who are affirming their gender in their workplace. 
  • Treasury is a member of Pride in Diversity; and a member of Diversity Council Australia.