BAE Systems Australia is an inclusive organisation with a diverse workforce where our people feel safe to be themselves, contribute to our success and thrive in fulfilling careers.
Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy aligns to our global strategic priorities and focuses on creating an even greater diverse, equal and inclusive workplace.
Through our organisational values, developing an inclusive and diverse work environment helps us drive innovation, enhance employee engagement and accelerate our performance, while supporting the needs of the equally diverse customers and communities in which we serve.


We deliver on our commitments. We are honest and take responsibility. We can be relied upon and everyone matters.


We create leading-edge solutions. We value imagination and experience. We empower teams. Working together we turn our ideas and technologies into solutions.


We constructively challenge and take the initiative. We operate with tenacity and resolve. We accept challenges and manage risk. We set stretching goals.

Our focus areas

All of our people have an active role to play in helping to create and maintain an inclusive work environment. We have dedicated teams who focus on embedding inclusion into our cultural DNA and business as usual practice. As part of this, we have identified several key areas of focus within the diversity and inclusion space that underpin our strategy.

We have several employee resource groups which are voluntary and employee-led. Each has a specific focus but a common aim to connect and share the voices, perspectives and experiences of our people.

First Nations peoples

We aim to maintain respectful and sustainable relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We develop meaningful reconciliation outcomes through employment, procurement and community consultation opportunities.
Our current reconciliation action plan details our aspirations to support First Nations peoples, businesses and communities.


We are proud of those who have served our country and are grateful for their sacrifice. We are committed to supporting the health, employment and rehabilitation of Australia’s veterans, service personnel and their families.

We actively hire veterans for the wealth of knowledge, experience and skills they bring to all areas of our business. They are uniquely placed to help us better understand the needs of our customers.


Our aim is to increase gender diversity across our organisation and have set an ambition to be a leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity, equity and inclusion.

We currently employ about 18,000 women globally — equivalent to 22% of our total workforce — but our goal is to attract many more women to join us at all levels of our organisation, and across all parts of our business.

Employee benefits

We work hard to create an inclusive, dynamic and rewarding environment where you are inspired to achieve remarkable things and make a difference where it counts.


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