Diversity and inclusion

HSBC Australia is committed to being a place where all employees are respected and have access to equal opportunities regardless of gender, age, faith, ethnicity, sexuality, responsibilities or physical ability.

Our employee resource groups help us attract a diverse workforce and create a more inclusive working environment. These voluntary employee-led groups support colleagues and build understanding of inclusion issues so we can connect with our diverse customer base. Globally, HSBC has more than 100 different employee resource groups with more than 75,000 participants in over 20 countries.

In Australia, the following initiatives and employee resource groups exist:


The Balance network supports the recruitment, development and advancement of a gender-balanced workforce within HSBC.


Nurture provides information and support to all carers (including parents of young children and those caring for elderly relatives) to achieve greater flexibility and balance in meeting work and home commitments.


Pride Network Australia champions inclusivity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTIQ) people and their allies, both within HSBC and in the communities the bank serves.

Centred on its mission to champion inclusivity for LGBTIQ people and their allies, HSBC Australia’s Pride Network engages with employees, customers and the communities the bank serves to promote awareness of issues still faced by individuals who identify as LGBTIQ. The network collaborates with the bank’s other ERGs to host events and mark milestones in the LGBTIQ calendar.

Commitment to gender equality

HSBC Australia is committed to achieving gender equality in its workplace, and is a firm supporter of the work of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

HSBC has been named Employer of Choice for Gender Equality consecutively each year from 2012 to 2020.

In accordance with the requirements of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Act), HSBC Australia lodged its latest annual public compliance report with WGEA in June 2020 and was declared compliant in July 2020.

Members and shareholders may request a copy of the compliance report by contacting diversityandinclusion@hsbc.com.au. Please refer to the WGEA guidelines  if you have any comments on the report.

To learn about the importance that HSBC Group places on diversity, please visit the diversity and inclusion section on our corporate website.