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Inclusion & Diversity

Inclusion & Diversity

KPMG has an ingrained culture of inclusion and diversity, focusing on shared values, experiences and aspirations.

KPMG has a culture of inclusion & diversity, shared values, experiences & aspirations.

Diversity and inclusion

Our culture is made up of our people’s attitudes and behaviours, which reflect our shared values, experiences and aspirations. We are committed to providing an environment which enables everyone to succeed. Our culture influences how we interact with our colleagues, clients and the broader community. We believe our diversity of thought, backgrounds and experiences strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people and clients. It also makes KPMG a vibrant and interesting place to work.

Our CEO and all Partners are accountable for promoting diversity and inclusiveness.

Read more in our 2018/2019 Inclusion & Diversity Report (PDF 2.0MB).


Getting the right balance between personal and professional life can be tough. But being fit, healthy and happy improves work performance and morale. Our fair and flexible work practices support this. Our programs and practices improve work balance, and demonstrate our commitment to support the careers of our people.

Cultural Diversity

KPMG in Australia has team members from around the world, amid a culture of great ethnic and cultural diversity. This brings together varied experiences and perspectives that make KPMG a great place to work, as well as helping form sound relationships with our clients.

We offer facilities for our people to engage in prayer and quiet contemplation during the working day and cultural/religious leave.

Gender Equality

KPMG is committed to gender equality and approximately 50 percent of our firm are women. Our CEO is a member of Male Champions of Change and a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Pay Equity Ambassador. In 2013, KPMG took a market leading stance to address gender equality in its workplace by publicly announcing targets, and in August 2016, announced a new, more ambitious gender diversity target of 30 percent women in Partnership by December 2020.

We have received the letter of compliance from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in line with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 and were recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by WGEA for the twelfth consecutive year.

Read more about how our leadership sponsorship and development program is helping achieve gender equity at KPMG.

Family & Caring

KPMG recognises the importance of balancing work and family responsibilities and seeks to provide our people with choice and flexibility.

We offer up to 26 weeks paid parental leave for our people, regardless of gender and with no tenure based requirements. Parental leave can be taken within the first 24 months of your child’s arrival and our offering includes both adoption and foster care. We also offer flexible paid parental leave enabling you to balance work and parental care during the working week for the term of your parental leave.

Our partnership with Parents At Work provides support for all our people to succeed both in and out of work with resources and tools to guide you through work-life integration as a parent or carer. We are proud of our recent accreditation as a family friendly workplace.

LGBT+ Inclusion

KPMG welcomes staff of all sexual orientations and gender identities and we encourage our people to feel comfortable and secure at work. Pride@KPMG, KPMG’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) network for employees and allied supporters, welcomes members across the firm.

KPMG is a foundation member and Principal Partner of Pride in Diversity started in Australia by ACON and the Diversity Council of Australia, and supports the Australian Workplace Equality Index. The Australian Workplace Equality Index awards evaluate LGBTI inclusiveness in Australian workplaces and recognises workplaces that support LGBTI people. In 2018, KPMG received Bronze recognition. KPMG Australia also pledged support for Australian Marriage Equality.

People with Disability

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, one in every five Australians identifies as having a disability. That number includes many people who are often locked out of the mainstream workforce. At KPMG we aim to focus on people's abilities and how we can help them succeed.