What Communities is doing to improve diversity, equity and inclusion

The Department of Communities welcomes diversity, aims to be inclusive and to respect the culture of everyone we work with.
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Communities acknowledges the Traditional Custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters, their culture and community. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal people and communities and their cultures; and to Elders past, present and emerging. 

We respectfully refer to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as ‘Aboriginal’. 

At Communities, we take a holistic approach to helping individuals, families and communities, and part of that is recognising everyone’s unique identity, culture and lived experiences. 

We recognise when people with differences work together, we create great ideas and in turn provide the most value for the community in which we serve. 

We welcome diversity, aim to be inclusive and to respect the culture of everyone we work with. 

Through our diversity, equity and inclusion plan, we aim to build a diverse and inclusive culture. Our plan details how we will increase the representation of people from diverse groups working at our agency by creating a culture where everyone has equal access to employment and development opportunities. 

Among our priorities is addressing the representation and support of people with disability, Aboriginal people, women in leadership, youth and young professionals. 

We are also taking action to support people with diverse sexualities and genders, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds within our agency. 

If you are interested in working with us, please visit Careers at the Department of Communities to find out about our employment and training opportunities, including opportunities for people from diverse groups. 

Communities is a Principal Partner Member of Pride in Diversity and has achieved Disability Confident Recruiter status through the Australian Network on Disability

Communities is a proud supporter of the Australian Human Rights Campaign “Racism: It Stops with Me".