Work Life Balance Worldwide

National Links

Fair Work Ombudsman

We're here to give advice and help you understand your workplace rights and responsibilities. If you have a question or problem relating to your workplace, you've come to the right website. The role of the Fair Work Ombudsman is to work with employees, employers, contractors and the community to promote harmonious, productive and cooperative workplaces. We investigate workplace complaints and enforce compliance with Australia's workplace laws.

Fair Work Ombudsman Best Practice Guide: Work & Family
Online government information, research, services and resources that are targeted at women or of specific relevance to women

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC)
Information about issues relating to discrimination

Australian Council of Trade Unions

Australian Institute of Family Studies
Information and links to research relating to family matters

Workplace Gender Equality

Regions, the Australian Government

Families: Department of Human Services

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)
Information about policies, income support and assistance for families and their children, senior citizens, people with disabilities, carers and community groups


State and Territory Links

New South Wales

Industrial Relations Workplace flexibility
Information to employers and employees about work and family provisions in New South Wales industrial relations and offer best practice advise for the balancing of work and family responsibilities

Women NSW
Information about policies, programs and projects for the women in New South Wales

Western Australia

Flexible Workplaces

Equal Opportunity Commission
Information about equal opportunity employment in Western Australia


Office of Fair and Safe Work Queensland
Information for businesses to use as a starting point to developing their own Work-Life Balance policies.

Office for Women
Information about policies, programs and projects for women in Queensland

Australian Capital Territory

Women ACT
Information about policies, programs and projects for women in the ACT


International Work and Family Links


International Labour Organization (ILO)
Information and links to conventions and recommendations made by the ILO

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Information on international workplace relations

United Kingdom

Flexible Working
Information about helping parents better control the balance between work and family, while ensuring the needs of business are met.

Trade Union Congress
Information about the national work life campaign, including flexible work information and the 'It's About Time' campaign

New Zealand

Work-Life Balance Project
Information about the Work Life Balance project, as well as information, resources and news items

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Trust
Information about equity and diversity in the workplace

European Union

The European Working Conditions Observatory (EWCO)
Information about current working conditions in European countries

EIRO article - Family related leave and industrial relations
Article about the current family-related leave entitlements in European countries

The European Foundation for Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)
Eurofound is a European Union body set up to contribute to the planning and design of better living and working conditions in Europe.

United States of America

Department of Labor - Women's Bureau
Information about policies, programs and projects for working women in the USA

Flexible schedules
Information about flexible working hours

Families and Work Institute 

Families and Work Institute is a nonprofit center dedicated to providing research for living in today's changing workplace, changing family and changing community. Download their '2009 Guide to bold ideas for making work work' the 2011 version is available to purchase.


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