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Our diversity program

For: Information seekers

We value and respect the diversity of our employees. We believe that embracing diversity helps us provide a better service to our customers and partners.


The range and nature of Comcare’s work requires a workforce that reflects our diverse society.

We are committed to a culture that supports and champions difference and ensures everyone has equal opportunity to participate and contribute.

We are an inclusive employer and actively encourage and welcome applications from:

  • Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people
  • people with a disability
  • people from a diverse cultural and linguistic background
  • mature-age people
  • people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI+).

By incorporating access and equal opportunity into our workforce processes, we support the Australian Government’s commitment to establishing an Australian Public Service that represents the Australian community.

Our diversity program involves a series of plans, groups and initiatives to create an inclusive and diverse workplace that supports our employees to reach their potential.

People Strategy 2019–22

The Comcare People Strategy 2019–22 focuses on culture and engagement, and capability and talent.

The Strategy identifies specific actions for Comcare to maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace, including the ongoing development of our employees.

Diversity Working Group

Our Diversity Working Group is a team of employee volunteers who support our diversity plans and lead diversity initiatives, including events on our annual diversity calendar.

Diversity Champion

We have an appointed Diversity Champion who supports the development of diversity strategies and promotes an inclusive work culture across Comcare. The Diversity Champion sponsors Diversity Working Group initiatives.

Accessibility Action Plan

Our commitment to attract, recruit, engage and retain people living with disability is reflected in the actions in our Accessibility Action Plan 2018–20 (PDF, 1.8 MB).

These actions aim to increase disability representation and improve the employment experience for our employees.

We work to create a positive and inclusive workplace for employees living with disability and provide a better service to the community.

Reconciliation Action Plan

The Reconciliation Action Plan 2018–20 (PDF, 2.7 MB) shows how our vision for reconciliation is a culture that embraces unity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians.

We strive for a culture that represents equality and equity, historical acceptance of our shared history and removal of negative race relations.

Through our Reconciliation Action Plan, we work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to positively influence the journey towards reconciliation in our community and promote a diverse and inclusive workplace at Comcare.

Recruitment programs

We participate in several focused recruitment and internship programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with a disability, as part of our commitment to a diverse workforce.

Find out more about our Diversity recruitment programs.

Page last reviewed: 02 December 2019
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Date printed 27 May 2020

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