We believe in equality and inclusion

We all deserve equal access to opportunity to help us reach our potential. Here’s how we’re doing our part.

Colleague networks

Our 'Inclusion at Bankwest' colleague networks help us build a culture where our colleagues are safe, respected and included.


Our LGBTQIA+ and allies network advocates for a culture of inclusion and respect, regardless of sex, sexuality, gender or expression.


Celebrating our cultural diversity and fostering inclusion and respect.

Koort Waangkiny

Our internal reconciliation network is called Koort Waangkiny, meaning ‘hearts, speaking’ in Noongar.


Focused on creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, where our people feel valued, respected and able to do their best through every life stage.


Increasing accessibility awareness, inclusion and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.


Our Inclusion Viva Engage groups and events provide a forum for ongoing discussion and support.

Proud to be inclusive

Video displaying Bankwest colleagues celebrating the 2023 Perth Pride Parade.

Inclusion for all

Bankwest has been a part of the fabric of WA for more than 125 years, supporting the communities of its home state, and that commitment extends to the LGBTQI+ community.

We’re dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion and respect, and we’re proud of the contribution we make to the community, including through the colleague-driven initiatives generated by our internal Inclusion at Bankwest networks.

Bankwest strives to create a brighter future for all and, by ensuring the diversity of our colleagues reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and work, we’re better able to meet the changing needs and expectations of our customers.

Gender diversity

We also adopted a salutation option for customers who identify as gender neutral: ‘Mx’. This allows customers to receive communications from us that use the salutation they prefer. It’s a small step, but one that helps us foster a culture of inclusion and respect.

Playing our part in reconciliation

Today we’re as committed as ever to fulfilling our purpose of building a brighter future for all, and we’re dedicated to advancing reconciliation in Australia by creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, understanding that we all have a seat at the table on our journey towards reconciliation.

Gender equality

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre partners with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) to produce the Gender Equity Insights Series and pursue a common goal of improving gender equality in Australian workplaces.

The series adds to the evidence base around gender pay gaps and other gender equity indicators through expert analyses and research based on the new WGEA organisational reporting data.

While having gender equality as a key focus is important to us, Bankwest also recognises that these measures aren’t reflective of all genders. We are proud to support everyone – however they identify.

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