Amazon Australia has been officially recognised for its work over the past 12 months in promoting LGBTQ+ inclusion and initiatives in the workplace through a raft of new measures and policies.

The Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) recognised Amazon Australia as an AWEI Gold Employer after a cross-business effort led by LGBTQ+ employee affinity group, Glamazon. Glamazon helps make Amazon in Australia and New Zealand a great place to work by educating and informing employees about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and/or Queer (LGBTQ+) issues as well as organising events, meetings, and information.

“I can find no better word than Pride to explain how I feel that Amazon received Gold recognition as an employer”, says Glamazon ANZ co-leader Katie Daly.

This award is the culmination of an enormous amount of hard work from our ANZ Glamazon leaders and an incredibly engaged and active senior leadership team, including our amazing executive sponsors Lynne Barry and Andrew Sklar. I can’t explain how proud I am to have lead such an incredible and passionate project team.

The AWEI is Australia’s national benchmark on LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion and is recognised as a rigorous and evidence-based benchmarking tool to annually assess workplaces in the progress and impact of LGBTQ+ inclusion initiatives.


The submission content included Amazon Australia’s HR policies and benefits, bullying and harassment policies, trans and gender diversity inclusion, visibility and inclusion and training and awareness of LGBTQ+ issues.

From a handbook that is gender neutral to updating the dress code to be reflective of individual’s gender identity, Amazon Australia was recognised for policy progress across the 2023 calendar year.

"A massive thank you to the ANZ Glamazon leaders - Jesse, Josh and Dean. As well as the rockstars that put this together - Rebecca and Andy.

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