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Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA)

The Australian Ballet and Orchestra Victoria’s 2022 – 2023 Gender Pay Gap Report

Artists from The Australian Ballet dressed in white tutus whilst dancing and moving on stage in front of a dark background.
  • As at 30 March 2023, The Australian Ballet and Orchestra Victoria’s median total remuneration gender pay gap is 8.0%. The median base salary gender pay gap is also 8.0%.
  • Following a thorough analysis of our data and the results, the main contributing factor to our gender pay gap is that whilst 57% of our workforce are female, we have a higher number of males in the upper quartile (leadership roles) and a higher number of women in the lower quartile (entry level roles). We also have a higher number of women working part time and taking extended leave, which contributes to the gender pay gap figure.
  • Our goal is to have a zero gender pay gap and we remain deeply committed to cultivating and sustaining an organisation that is equitable, fair, and inclusive.
  • We have begun a review of these results and have developed targeted strategies for improvement.
  • Our commitment to closing the gender pay gap involves the following key initiatives:
    • The Australian Ballet has consistently upheld its reporting obligations and reviewed findings from the annual reporting since commencement in 2012.
    • Annual remuneration reviews which include consideration of the data sets, cut differently to highlight inconsistencies or areas for attention.
    • Conscious hiring practices and pay decisions including data – with multi-level sign off to ensure consistency and fairness in decision making.