Coles Group
Profile Industry : Retail & Consumer Products
SECTOR : Private
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity
Australian Workplace Equality Index Tiers : AWEI Gold

At Coles Group, we’re all about our ‘why’ – our purpose – to sustainably feed all Australians to help them live happier, healthier lives. And in these current times, this has never been more important.

Coles Group is one of Australia’s largest and most iconic retailers, with more than 2,400 outlets across our portfolio of Australian supermarkets, liquor and convenience stores. We have a proud history starting in 1914 when G.J. Coles opened our first store in Collingwood, Victoria.

Today, we have almost 120,000 team members who are making a difference to the 21 million customers who shop with us each week. The day-to-day decisions and actions of our team members are guided by our four Values; Customer obsession, Passion and pace, Responsibility, and Health and Happiness. Supported by our LEaD behaviours (Look ahead, Energise everyone and Deliver with pride) which we exhibit when we’re at our best, our Values shape the way we work together to get things done. Our team members are a diverse bunch and we authentically celebrate this at Coles Group – because a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture drives innovation, diversity of thought, new ideas and a better work environment for everyone.

Good things start here … At Coles Group, we’re committed to attracting and employing people that represent the communities we work in. We’re building a safe and supportive working environment for all team members, regardless of age, disability, race, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, family responsibilities or cultural background.

When you join the Coles Group team you’ll be supported, driven and challenged to be your best in a workplace that thrives on human connection. Good things start here and a great career follows.













Who We’re Looking For

When it comes to building our team, we’re always on the lookout for that extra awesome someone. We offer a range of opportunities across Retail Stores & Online Delivery, Distribution and Store Support (head office). No matter who you are or what job you’re doing, we’ll make sure you’re working in a safe and supportive environment. If a career at Coles Group sounds like it’s right for you, we’d love to hear from you. Discover the opportunities available at Coles Group Careers:

Size of Organisation

Coles Group is one of Australia’s largest and most iconic retailers, with a portfolio of Australian supermarkets (Coles), liquor (Liquourland, Vintage Cellars, First Choice) and convenience stores (Coles Express). We have a proud history starting in 1914 when G.J. Coles opened our first store in Collingwood, Victoria. Coles Group has more than 2,400 outlets across Australia.

Organisational Benefits

As a Coles Group team member, you’ll receive discounts across all our brands – Coles, Coles Express, Liquorland, First Choice and You’ll also receive quality training and development opportunities. Visit Coles careers > Working with us > Rewards & Benefits

No matter your sexual orientation or how you identify, you can be your authentic self when you work with Coles Group, where you’ll be supported to grow your career, thrive and reach your full potential.

Ensuring you have a fair, equitable and supportive recruitment experience

We recognise that individuals may identify and be recognised within the community as a gender other than the sex they were assigned at birth or during infancy, or as a gender which is not exclusively male or female. There’s no obligation to disclose your gender identity, however if you choose to share this information, we’re here to provide advice and support. Our ‘Pride in Diversity LGBTI+ awareness’ trained Inclusive Recruitment team as well as our Diversity & Inclusion Manager, can work with relevant stakeholders and partners to assist you in navigating the recruitment process. Demonstrating understanding, sensitivity and respecting your confidentiality, we are committed to the principles of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 that information will be handled confidentially and sensitively and will not disadvantage your application.

Applicants can contact our Inclusive Recruitment team at – where you’ll be supported by our Inclusive Recruitment LGBTI lead.

Coles Pride Team Member Network

We’re proud of the network we’ve developed at Coles for our LGBTI+ community and Allies. Our Pride SteerCo, led by senior leaders at Coles, sets the strategy and works hard to ensure we have the right training and capability, systems and processes and community engagement to build an inclusive workplace in every community we operate in. At the state level, we have active networks led by our LGBTI+ team members who drive local activity, participate in internal and external events, and provide local support and Allyship to all team members.

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