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Diversity & inclusion

At Coles, we know we are Better Together when all our team members can come to work, perform at their best, be happy, healthy and safe, and go home feeling accepted for who they are. We are committed to building a safe and supportive working environment for all team members, regardless of age, disability, race, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, family responsibilities or cultural background.

Our “Better Together” inclusion program encompasses five key pillars at Coles - Accessibility, Flexibility, Gender Balance, Indigenous and Pride (LGBTI). We are really proud of our achievements in each of these spaces and are excited about what is to come!

Click here to view our 2023 Better Together charter, which outlines our commitments to promote inclusion and diversity throughout our business.

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We are committed to attracting and employing a team which is representative of the community we serve, and actively encourage and support the employment of people with disabilities. Coles has a gold membership with the Australian Network on Disability, to ensure the inclusion of people with disability in all aspects of our business; team members, customers and suppliers.

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We are committed to supporting and encouraging all team members to balance their work and life commitments through building a flexible working culture. Our recent team member engagement survey saw a big jump in team members feeling supported to use flexible work arrangements so we are excited to build on this moving forward. 



Gender Balance 


We are committed to ensuring that all our team members have access to the same opportunities to build great careers at Coles, regardless of gender. We are proud to have achieved our overall gender balance target for FY18 and are passionate about continuing the momentum to hit our 2023 target.  

Learn more about some of the inspiring stories from some of our female leaders about their career journey at Coles.


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Indigenous Employment


As one of Australia's largest employers, we have a range of opportunities to become a member of the Coles team.  


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Pride (LGBTI)  


We are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive culture in which the Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual and Intersex (LGBTI) community feel they can be their authentic selves and have a safe place to work and grow. 

Coles partners with Pride in Diversity, Australia's first national not-for-profit employer support program for all aspects of LGBTI workplace inclusion and currently holds bronze status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), highlighting the active role we play in creating an inclusive and supportive environment for the LGBTI community.

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