Out for Australia


Out for Australia would not be able to support and mentor aspiring LGBTIQ professionals, as they navigate the early stages of their careers, without the valuable contribution and support from our partners.

If you or your organisation would like to get more involved with the activities of Out for Australia such as hosting an event or becoming a partner please contact partnerships@outforaustralia.org

Principal Partner

Strategic Partner

Media Partners

Major Partners

Supporter Partners

Mentoring Partner


Principal Partner

At Baker McKenzie we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other law firm, we were born global.


Baker McKenzie has been thinking globally in Australia for over 50 years. The Australian practice is the fourth largest in our network of 77 offices with more than 85 Partners and 170 lawyers across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. In Australia, we act for leading multinational and domestic companies on market leading local and global transactions.

Founded in 1949, Baker McKenzie offers clients and talent the uncompromising commitment to excellence and a distinctive way of thinking, working and behaving as a passionately global and genuinely collaborative firm.


We understand the challenges of the global economy because we have been a global law firm from the start.


Firm culture and values


Quality and excellence along with teamwork, integrity and responsiveness are central in delivering outstanding service to our clients.


The values that make us a unique and great place to work are deeply embedded in our DNA and you will notice our difference in all of your interactions with us, in Australia and across the globe.

  • We are passionately global, and leverage our global expertise for our Australian and global clients at every opportunity, recognising our strength is in our diversity.

  • We have a strong culture of friendship and inclusion, and an egalitarian and collaborative working style. We are commercial pragmatists who make complex issues simple for our clients and we focus on our clients' business needs.

  • We strive to stay ahead of the curve and encourage entrepreneurship.

  • We actively encourage and support contribution to the community, through our pro bono and community service programs.


We want everyone at Baker McKenzie to reach their potential so our people participate in global, regional and local world-class development and mobility programs, and our culture is diverse, inclusive and flexible. Our award-winning diversity strategy, initiatives and programs are focussed in four areas, in which all our people can participate:

  • BakerLGBTI - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex diversity

  • BakerWomen - Gender equality and supporting the progression of women

  • BakerDNA - Ethnic, indigenous and cultural diversity

  • BakerBalance - Supporting carers and parents, employee well being and workplace flexibility


Baker McKenzie are Out for Australia's inaugural pro bono legal provider, and provided advice on how to take Out for Sydney and its Mentoring Program national and incorporate Out for Australia as a national charity.


Strategic Partner

The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.

Diversity is more than our ambition; it’s our advantage. Passionate, open-minded people of all backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, and ethnicities enable us to analyse problems from a broader perspective and challenge established ways of thinking.


BCG has been named one of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" for seven straight years. We actively recruit top LGBT talent and provide a supportive environment for every employee at our company to become a leader for positive change. BCG’s LGBT Network is global, growing, and truly thriving. It offers our members extensive career-development support and networking opportunities to connect with and learn from fellow LGBT professionals. Regardless of background, BCG provides the support you need to grow as a person and as a professional. If you would like to learn more or have questions, feel free to e-mail us at lgbtnetwork@bcg.com.


Media Partner


The Star Observer has been setting Australia’s gay and lesbian agenda since 1979.


Publications include a popular news website, monthly magazine and a strong social media presence — all of which have a diverse, national audience.


The trusted, independent "journal of record" for Australia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, for over 35 years the Star Observer has been educating and informing Australians about the issues which affect our community, from politics and civil rights to health, arts, culture and sport.


The Star Observer shines a light on LGBTI persecution and highlights inequalities and discrimination in Australia and overseas. It also humanises our community, celebrates our diversity, and highlights the achievements of our leaders, elders and unsung heroes.

The Star Observer is a not-for-profit organisation, and 100% owned by LGBTI community members — ensuring 100% editorial independence.

Media Partner

Fancy Films is an independent creative content agency specialising in all levels of video production, producing fit for purpose, end-to-end solutions for our broad base of clients. Specialists in stakeholder engagement, we partner with our clients to help connect with their most important audiences – their employees, customers, stakeholders and their industries by creating high-quality, strategic video content and digital assets.


We help our clients to become more inclusive and diverse by contributing to the conversation around key themes relating to gender equality, indigenous education and the LGBTIQ+ community. We understand the importance of connecting emotionally, the need for authenticity and how all these elements can be brought together to drive change. At Fancy Films, we merge the worlds of film and corporate videos to create authentic, easily accessible content using the latest methods, backed up by audience data.  


Major Partner


Clayton Utz is Australia's leading commercial and pro bono law firm, with uniquely independent and diverse culture and service offering.


We are committed to building an inclusive workplace where all our people are comfortable being themselves and are supported to achieve their full potential. This includes LGBTI workplace inclusion, for which we were named a 2017 Gold Employer by Pride in Diversity.

For us, diversity includes diversity of thought, background, experience, personal circumstances, education, religion, sexuality, gender, age, ethnicity and ability/disability. This diversity helps generate new ideas, creates more effective teams and relationships, and is a key enabler to attract, develop and retain the very best people.


Our commitment to diversity isn't limited to just the workplace. As a member of the wider Australian community and legal profession, we also have serious goals to assist us in addressing disadvantage and supporting access to justice in the communities in which we live and work.

Major Partner


PwC Australia helps organisations and individuals create the value they're looking for. They're a member firm of network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory, tax & legal, and private clients services. PwC is one of Australia's leading professional services firms, bringing the power of our global network of firms to help Australian businesses, not-for-profit organisations and governments assess their performance and improve the way they work. PwC’s people are energetic and inspirational and come from a diverse range of academic backgrounds, including arts, business, accounting, tax, economics, engineering, finance, health and law.

To discover the potential of your career, you need the right opportunities in an environment which inspires you to be your best. Like the opportunity to develop your talents and those of others, to be your open and authentic self, and to make an impact in a place where creating value, contributing to society and performance matters. The skills, insights and experiences available to you at PwC provide that opportunity, wherever your passions may take you. To find out more about the opportunities available at PwC, visit pwc.com.au/careers.

Major Partner

For over a decade, American Airlines has been a pioneer in implementing fair-minded policies and practices for its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) customers and employees. American Airlines has consistently held the highest possible ranking on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and remains the most gay-friendly of all U.S. airlines through its generous partnerships with the LGBT community, as well as its loyalty and respect for customers, employees and shareholders, and unflagging commitment to diversity.


“We know that all passengers, including gays and lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people, have many choices when it comes to travel. We want your loyal business and we will work to earn it.”
American Airlines

Major Partner

TAL is a leading Australian life insurance specialist. We have been protecting people for almost 150 years and today we protect around 4 million Australians and their families.

We know that the most important part of life isn’t the stuff we own, but the experiences we share with the people we love. It’s living life. This Australian life. That’s why we do what we do, we help Australians live a life filled with choices, options and freedoms – no matter what happens. This purpose is at the heart of our business and it’s why we come to work each day.

Every Australian life is different. And we know the value of having different people from all walks of life with varied points of view to reflect the communities we protect. We have a rich culture of diversity at TAL and we’re proud of it. Our Diversity and Inclusion Council works to ensure TAL remains a respectful and inclusive place to work where our people can be themselves. The Council focuses on three key areas: LGBTI+, gender equality and Indigenous internships.


TAL has a large and diverse LGBTI+ community, over 7%* of our staff identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex. We also have many allies of the LGBTI+ community across all of our offices. Our TAL Pride network is for all our people who identify as LGBTI+, and their allies. TAL Pride was created to increase workplace inclusion for people of diverse sexuality and gender identity, creating a visibly inclusive environment which encourages our people to bring their whole selves to work – a common vision we share with Out for Australia. Since TAL Pride was formed we have;


  • Won Most Improved Employer at the 2018 Australian Workplace Equality Index Awards (AWEI)

  • Recognised as a ‘Bronze Employer’ at the 2018 LGBTI Inclusion Awards

  • Reviewed existing polices and guidelines resulting in the addition a Trans and gender diverse employee support guide

  • Celebrated IDAHOBIT, Wear It Purple Day, World AIDS Day each year in support of the LGBTI+ community 

  • Hosted several internal social functions for our people and our partners to celebrate our LGBTI+ community, including a joint event together with OFA in 2018


At TAL we’re focused on developing leadership, promoting diversity, rewarding excellence and retaining great talent. For more information on joining TAL, visit our careers page on www.tal.com.au.

*2016 TAL D&I Survey


Supporter Partner

Accenture solves our clients' toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. We partner with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, driving innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. With expertise across more than 40 industries and all business functions, we deliver transformational outcomes for a demanding new digital world.

  • Strategy - Shapes the future at the intersection of business and technology

  • Consulting - Transforms businesses through industry expertise and insights

  • Digital - Creates value through new experiences, new intelligence and new connections

  • Technology - Powers businesses with cutting-edge solutions using established and emerging technologies

  • Operations - Delivers outcomes through infrastructure, security, cloud and business process services

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Supporter Partner

CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, offering a broad range of integrated services that provide a holistic, one-stop-shop solution for our clients. In Australia, CBRE has more than 2,000 employees in 16 offices nationwide. Our unique and extensive range of offerings, from Project Management and Workplace Strategy to our Capital Markets and Debt & Structured Finance teams, ensure we maintain a market leading position and remain highly valued by our clients.


Diversity and inclusion is a key business focus for CBRE – integral to generating a positive company culture for our employees and making a demonstrable commitment to our clients of our ongoing efforts in this space. We aspire to be a highly-revered employer that celebrates diversity and inclusion with visible support of the LGBTI community, gender equity and Australia’s first people. In 2018, CBRE received bronze accreditation at the annual LGBTI Inclusion Awards for Australia’s most inclusive employers and remains the only property firm listed on the Australian LGBTI Inclusive Employees list.  


CBRE is committed to creating a culture where all employees feel comfortable to be their true selves within the workplace. We have a robust LGBTI & Ally employee resource group, BE@CBRE, dedicated to promoting workplace inclusion and ensuring visible support of our LGBTI community. As part of this, we undertake LGBTIQ workplace training to all of our major offices and have created an online community where our network of allies and LGBTI employees can communicate.  


Supporter Partner

Our vision is to be the most progressive global law firm. For us, "progressive" is a mindset, an approach to how we do things. We instinctively take a fresh perspective on situations, exploring whether there are better ways of delivering practical, commercial solutions to the challenges our clients face in today's rapidly changing business landscape. 


We aim to be renowned internally and by our peers for diversity. A commitment to best practice in diversity and inclusion will facilitate the achievement of our long-term business strategy and leverage the people and culture which are our key strengths.


We are proud employers of LGBTI staff. Our networks across the UK (London and Glasgow) and Australia (Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney) are collectively known as "Spectrum". Spectrum supports the firm's LGBTI population and works to raise awareness of issues relevant to and affecting that population and the wider LGBTI community. The networks actively welcome members from offices outside the UK and Australia. Two partner LGBTI champions (one in Australia, one in London) sit on our global Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group with specific responsibility for LGBTI issues globally. Our global action plan sets out the key priorities and is reviewed annually.


We benchmark ourselves with the Australian Workplace Equality Index (for which we were awarded Bronze tiering on our first submission in 2016) and the Workplace Equality Index in the UK (in which we improved our ranking by over 80 places between 2013 and 2016).


We are committed to being a sustainable global law firm which delivers positive impacts for our employees, clients, profession, environment and the communities in which we are based. We are a people oriented firm with a strong values led culture. 


Supporter Partner

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise in which teaching, research and engagement are central to making an impact and creating life-changing experiences for our students. As one of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation, state-of-the-art facilities and excellence in professional and vocational education and applied research. As a QS 5-star rated institution, RMIT is ranked as one of the world’s leading universities and home to approximately 12,000 international students from more than 100 countries. RMIT’s programs are aligned and connected with industry and the changing world of work, creating spaces and programs for the whole community that inspire creativity and collaboration.


"At RMIT we focus on giving everyone the chance to be their best, shape their future and belong. We exist to prepare our students for workplaces that are rapidly evolving and we play a part in shaping a changing world. We’re passionate about the communities we’re part of and we’re driven to make a purposeful contribution.”

- Martin Bean CBE, Vice-Chancellor and President


At Mentorloop, we believe that the right connection can change a life.


Mentorloop is a cloud-based mentoring software platform which enables organisations to match their people into effective mentorships at any scale - saving program coordinators time and improving people outcomes.

Mentorloop enables you to build a more diverse and inclusive workplace culture by empowering underrepresented people and groups to develop skills, leadership, and confidence – through the power of effective mentoring.


With custom program promotion, instant mentor-mentee sign-up, quick matching and self-matching, a communication portal, goal-setting features resource and content tracks, and program health analytics and reporting - Mentorloop makes mentoring management easy and effective for you and your organisation.


Mentorloop supports many people globally, with mentoring programs focused on supporting LGBTIQ+ communities within organisations and beyond.

We’d love to show you how Mentorloop can work for your organisation, simply request a demo at your leisure, or get in touch via email at info@mentorloop.com.