An Authentic

Data Driven,




The Australian Workplace Index is an authentic, data-driven, national benchmarking project that helps Australian businesses understand their performance in three key focus areas - productivity, leadership and wellbeing.

The Index allows you to benchmark yourself against other firms in Australia to see how you perform – to learn about your strengths and weaknesses and to see what you can do better.

You will get access to your personalised results via an Interactive Online Dashboard that will help you realise your full potential.

The Australian Workplace Index Vision


Make Australian Workplaces The Best in The World.


Providing Business Insights to Drive Positive Change.



Where did we Begin?


The Australian Workplace Index follows previous work with the Society for Knowledge Economics, set up by Microsoft Australia and Westpac Banking Corporation and supported by CPA Australia.


The Australian Federal Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations awards a $1 million grant to fund the development of a High Performing Workplace Index.


Over 5,500 employees from the Australian services sector participate.


Foxtel commissions a High Performing Workplace study on Australian SMEs.


The South Australian Government applies the HPW methodology to measure leadership and management practices in public and private sector.


The Federal Government Department of Industry and the South Australian Government Department of State Development commissions a project on workplace productivity in Australian SMEs using the HPW Index.


The HPW Index is made more widely available to Australian workplaces, resulting in a database of 1,170,481 responses.


The University of Newcastle and The Australian National University partner to launch the Index at the national level.

Where did we Begin?

The Australian Workplace Index Steering Committee

Morven Cameron
Morven Cameron
Chief Executive Officer
Lake Macquarie City Council
Professor Alex Zelinsky
Professor Alex Zelinsky
Vice Chancellor
University of Newcastle
Captain Angus PoRter
Captain Angus PoRter
Officer Commanding 42 Wing
Royal Australian Airforce
Professor Roberta Ryan
Professor Roberta Ryan
Institute for Regional Futures

The Australian Workplace Index benchmarks against world-renowned data.

The World Management Survey (WMS) aims to build a high-quality, systematic dataset for researchers digging deeper into productivity across industries and countries.

The World Values Survey (WVS) is an international research program devoted to the scientific and academic study of social, political, economic, religious and cultural values of people in the world.