About The HWEI Benchmarking Index - Pride in Health + Wellbeing

About The HWEI Benchmarking Index

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The annual Health + Wellbeing Equality Index HWEI) has been designed as a FREE tool assess and benchmark LGBT-inclusive service provision amongst health, wellbeing and human service providers.

Benefits include:

  • Free submission for your organisation
  • Baseline your LGBT-inclusive service delivery and grow year-on-year,
  • Each year results are anonymously compared within in your sector
  • Free report on your results.

This index was developed on the back of the outstanding success of the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI). The AWEI was instrumental in measuring, benchmarking and successfully shifting practice in LGBT workplace inclusion; this new index is expected to be instrumental in annually measuring and shifting practice within health, wellbeing and human services.

Participation will provide service providers not only with clear guidelines in terms of getting started, a reportable gap analysis of their current practice or results can be used for progressing work in LGBT-inclusive service provision. It also allow Pride in Health + Wellbeing to showcase examples of best practice from within the submitting organisations.

These benefit both staff within their agencies and service users, regardless of how they identify.

HWEI  Facts and Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need to be a member of Pride in Health + Wellbeing to participate?


You do not need to be a member of Pride in Health + Wellbeing to participate in the index, all organisations are encouraged to submit.

What does it cost?

What will we receive in terms of results?

How often should we participate?

Can we participate anonymously?

Do I have to complete all the sections?

How does this relate to Rainbow Tick?

Where do I go for more information or for any questions that I have?

Submitting your Index

We can accept HWEI submissions between Monday 6th January – 5pm Friday 6th March 2020 (or midnight Saturday 7th March 2020 if sending large file transfer URL).

For Hand-Delivered, Couriered or Mailed Submissions:

If you are hand-delivering, couriering or mailing submission documents (hard copies, USB etc), these must be received by 5pm Friday 6th March, 2020.

Please send to:

Health + Wellbeing Equality Index Submissions
ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs
414 Elizabeth Street

All documents must be received by the deadline. No extensions will be giving.  Late submissions will only be accepted if you can provide evidence of the document being sent within reasonable time-frames to allow for delivery by the cut-off (ie. accommodating any postage/courier delays).

If You Are Sending Your Submission Electronically:

Large file transfer programs may include but are not limited to Dropbox, Google Docs, ParcelPost, Microsoft OneDrive or any other internally approved large file transfer mechanisms.

To send your submission electronically utilise a large file transfer program to upload your document and all attachments. Send the URL to download these files via email to:

Electronic submissions must be received by midnight Saturday 7th March 2020.

Please note, emails with file attachments will not be accepted for electronic submissions.