Safe workplaces

Improving Workplace Culture

Positive workplace culture ensures that your employees are safe and supported in a workplace that does not allow bullying, harassment or discrimination. Use this resource to you check if your workplace is safe and respectful. You can also find out how to improve your workplace culture.

Improving workplace culture for SMEs (PDF 650 KB)

More workplace culture resources

Anti-bullying - Fair Work Commission
Backlash & Buy-in - Male Champions of Change
Dealing with Backlash - Our Watch
Take action: Empowering bystanders to act on sexist and sexually harassing behaviours - VicHealth
(En)countering Resistance - VicHealth
Equal Footing toolkit - VicHealth


Addressing Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment of women and men is increasing in Australian workplaces. These resources can help you to understand how to prevent sexual harassment in your business. This includes your legal obligations and whether your staff are at risk.

Sexual harassment fact sheet for SMEs (PDF 930KB)

More sexual harassment resources

Ending Workplace Sexual Harassment: A Resource for Small, Medium and Large Businesses - Australian Human Rights Commission
Know the Line - Australian Human Rights Commission
Workplace Equality and Respect: Tools and Resources - Our Watch
How to be an active bystander - Vic Health
A guide for employers: Work-related gendered violence including sexual harassment - WorkSafe Victoria


Family and domestic violence

Family and domestic violence has a huge impact on the safety and wellbeing of employees, and on their productivity. In some cases, it can even put other staff members at risk. Use these resources to identify the signs, what you can do to support staff, and how to ensure work is a safe place for all.

Family and domestic violence fact sheet for SMEs (PDF 645KB)

More family and domestic violence resources

Workplace Safety - 1800 Respect
Domestic Violence as a Workplace Issue (fact sheet) - Australian Human Rights Commission
DV Work Aware
Employer Guide to Family and Domestic Violence - Fair Work Ombudsman
Playing Our Part: Workplace Responses to Domestic Violence - Male Champions of Change
Family Violence - MensLine Australia
Addressing Gendered Violence in the Workplace - University of New South Wales
Get Your Workplace Involved - White Ribbon
What to do when someone tells you they have experienced violence or abuse - White Ribbon