Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

About the Office for Women

Our vision

The Queensland of the future is a place where Queenslanders balance work, family and lifestyle, and women and men share caring roles in their families and communities.

It is a place where society's diversity is celebrated, women's rights, interests and wellbeing are promoted, and men and women enjoy equal opportunity and participation.

Who we are

The Office for Women is part of the Queensland Government and plays a central role in carrying out the government's vision for the women of Queensland.

We aim to promote and encourage the rights of all Queensland women - across cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and age groups.

At the core of our work is the ongoing challenge to remove the barriers that stop women from fully participating in society.

What we do

The Office for Women advises on ways to address inequity, disadvantage and under-representation for women by working with other government agencies, the community, educational institutions and industry partners on issues affecting women's status in Queensland.

One of our key roles is to assist Queensland Government agencies to develop policies that provide more equitable outcomes for women and men. We also work with industry to encourage fair working conditions and increase the number of women moving into non-traditional areas of employment.

The Office for Women assists women across the state by providing Women's Infolink, a free information and referral service. Women can also use the Find a Service searchable database to access the information and services they need, whether in times of crisis or in everyday life.

The Office for Women influences government decision-making and educates the wider public about issues specific to women by producing policies about topics Queensland women tell us are important to them. Gender analysis is the methodology used to develop and deliver strategies that address the needs of Queensland women. Find out more by reading about the Gender Analysis Toolkit.

Specialist policy officers in the Office for Women research trends and find ways to address inequity, disadvantage and under-representation. These policy officers provide advice from a whole-of-government perspective.

More information

Contact us to ask a question or send your comments:

  • Address: GPO Box 806, Brisbane QLD 4001
  • Phone: Women’s Infolink on 1800 177 577 (Free-call statewide service), Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm
  • Email
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Please submit your comments on the department's Compliments and Complaints section.

Please submit your comments on the Queensland Government website Contacts form.