Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We want to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace and community where people are respected for their differences, valued for their contributions, celebrated for being their best self and can reach their full potential.

A message from our CEO

Creating an environment where our people feel they belong, where our community feels seen and heard, where everyone is able to equitably benefit from our products and services, this is success. DEI needs to be at the heart of our culture where diverse and equitable thinking is the natural way we do things.

- Vicki Brady (she/her)

Our approach

We’re creating a future that will enable every Australian to connect, share, work and play.

To reach every Australian, Telstra needs to take an intersectional, equitable and inclusive approach to everything we do. That’s why our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion approach aims to strengthen workplace inclusion and equity for everyone, embrace the diverse needs of our customers, and amplify the voices of marginalised groups.

Our People, our why

People are at the heart of everything we do. Explore the stories of some of the people at the centre of our “why”.

Making moves: how Telstra supports my career growth and choices

Quickly after joining Telstra, I learned that there are many opportunities for career progression and change, even within the same company.

Making a difference: How I’m supporting a culture of LGBTQ+ inclusion at Telstra

Building the Philippines membership for Spectrum, Telstra’s LGBTQ+ network, has been an integral part of my amazing journey with Telstra. It’s been challenging and inspiring, and I’m immensely proud of our growth.

Supported all the way: Why I chose my career adventure with Telstra

Did you know that you can kickstart your career journey at Telstra simultaneously with your degree? It’s not just the graduate program that opens doors to incredible opportunities for success.

Giving accessibility its deserved place

Telstra is committed to connecting with people from all walks of life, including those living with disability. That’s why accessibility is a top priority for us, from the people we hire to those already working for us, and the broader customer community.

Female leadership in cyber security

Rachael Leighton, the Cyber Strategy Operational Lead in Telstra's Strategy and Influence Team, shares her inspiring journey into the world of cybersecurity.

Let’s inspire more young women to fall in love with STEM

Technology influences most if not all industries today, and we can get young women’s attention by showcasing STEM with the right initiatives.

Creating an equitable world for all


We stand together with PRIDE at Telstra.

Accessibility and Disability

Our mission is to create an accessible and equitable workplace where people living with disability, can be their best and play to their strengths every single day.  

First Nations

We’re committed to backing the aspirations of all First Nations peoples, communities and leaders.

Culture, Ethnicity and Race

We’re creating a workplace where the strengths of our diverse and global teams are leveraged and celebrated.

Gender Equity

We encourage and promote equity and inclusion for all genders at Telstra.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Telstra Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. (Relevant to U.S employees only)

Amplifying voices of marginalised groups

We understand that to address marginalisation and level the playing field for all, we need to centre the voices of people most impacted. Telstra’s DEI approach aims to back the aspirations of all First Nations, stand up against racism and social injustice, expand and increase our diversity spend and increase digital and tech skills in the community sector.

Telstra Business Awards

Accelerating Women

For businesses actively challenging exclusion and inequality to create meaningful and lasting equity for women.

Building Communities

For businesses making a positive impact on culture and society so people from all walks of life can thrive in their communities.

Indigenous Excellence

For Indigenous-led, owned and operated businesses succeeding through entrepreneurialism, innovation and inspiring the next generation of all Australians.

Supporting change through Telstra Foundation

Building digital skills for young people

Digital inclusion

We’ve committed to help 1 million children & young people to be more included, empowered, and connected by 2030. We’ll do this by partnering to improve digital skills, digital safety & wellbeing, and access & connectivity for young people across Australia.

Supporting young people to have a say

We want children & young people to have their say in shaping their digital world. That’s why we’ve brought together our first-ever Youth Advisory Council. They’ll elevate youth voices in everything we do and help us gain deeper understanding of how young people experience digital technology, and its impact on their lives. 

Mental health support for young people

The Telstra Foundation has partnered with Orygen Digital to support the development of their groundbreaking app for young people – Mello. Designed with and for young people, this app targets a common symptom of depression and anxiety – stuck thinking – it helps young people with their spiralling negative thoughts.


Telstra works with various partners to ensure we’re supporting change both within and outside of Telstra.

Australian Disability Network

Champions of Change

Pride in Diversity

Diversity Council Australia

Reconciliation Australia

What will your 'why' be?

Whether it’s rewarding career opportunities, an amazing work-life balance or being able to make a difference, you can discover why Telstra is a great place to work.