Australian National University (ANU)
Profile Industry : Education & Training
SECTOR : Higher Education
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity
Australian Workplace Equality Index Tiers : N/A


Founded by the Australian Government in 1946 to apply the best minds to the biggest questions and advance Australia’s international standing, The Australian National University (ANU) has grown to become one of the world’s leading centres for research and education.


ANU scholars lead global thinking on issues of national and international significance, and our students go on to become leaders in their home countries and on the world stage.

The University’s reputation attracts people from around the world, with one third of our students and many staff coming from overseas.

ANU is located at the heart of the national capital, alongside foreign missions, the Australian Parliament, other national institutions, research organisations, and offices of government.

The main ANU campus sits on 145 hectares of parkland in the centre of Canberra, a ten minute walk from the thriving city centre.

Canberra is ranked as the number one place to live in the world according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.


ANU takes pride in attracting and retaining the most outstanding staff. We look for excellence in staff who want to contribute in academic or professional opportunities. We value the diversity that our local and international staff contribute to making us Australia’s finest university.


Canberra, ACT


Research and higher education



Qualifications and experience for academic and professional staff vary depending on the requirements of their role.



More than 4,000


Our University community actively pursues the equity and inclusion of students and staff from all diversity groups. The University is working to increase LGBTI and Ally participation, networking and awareness training for staff. The ANU Gender Institute undertakes research, education and outreach on issues of gender and sexuality.

Frank Gafa HR Web & Systems Support Officer

I have been associated with the University for seven years, firstly as a student and now as a staff member and have always felt comfortable in being myself. As a student I was involved in many LGBTIQ events that where supported by the University, while also noticing the abundance of ALLY signs on staff members doors when walking to and from classes. As a staff member I have worked in a number of different areas in the University and have been able to talk openly about my life and partner, always being accepted by my colleagues.

Company Attribute
AWEI Bronze Employer
AWEI Gold Employer
AWEI Participating Employer
AWEI Platinum Employer
AWEI Platinum Qualifier
AWEI Silver Employer
LGBTI Diversity Strategy
LGBTI Employee Network
LGBTI Recruitment Policy
Pride in Diversity Member
Pride in Health Member
Pride in Sport Member
Transitioning Policy for Trans Employees
Australian National University (ANU)