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Welcome to BehaviourWorks Australia.


A leading behaviour change research enterprise within the Monash Sustainable Development Institute.
We bring behaviour change researchers together with government and industry to find behavioural solutions to real-world problems.

What we do

BehaviourWorks Australia conducts research in collaboration with behaviour change practitioners in government, industry and the not-for-profit sector. Our role is to provide evidence on which behaviour change approach is most likely to work in addressing social, environmental and organisational problems.  

Who we are

BWA researchers come from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines including psychology, sociology, behavioural economics, health, systems thinking, political science and education. They’re passionate about bridging the research-practice gap by working in partnership with government and industry practitioners.

What we work on

Since 2011, BWA has worked on hundreds of behaviour change programs across the areas of health, sustainability, finance, regulation and compliance, energy, social inclusion, safety, consumer decision-making, organisational change, community engagement and more. We seek to align our projects to the SDGs.

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The BehaviourWorks Method

Developed over several years, the BehaviourWorks Method is a tried and tested approach to behaviour change.
Consisting of three overarching phases – Exploration, Deep Dive and Application – The Method helps organisations gather the evidence they need to make better program and investment decisions.

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Find the evidence you need to make better program decisions.
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Bring the key stakeholders together to review the evidence and take action.
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Improve your product or service design with our behavioural experts.
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Bootcamps to cultivate behaviour change skills to policy problems in real-time.


Biodiversity protection and farm production co-exist on private land

To improve their engagement with farmers on wetland protection in south-west Victoria, the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority and Beyond Bolac Catchment Action Group asked BehaviourWorks to investigate how these protections can coexist with cropping.

AustralianSuper Monash University Retirement Confidence Index

With many of us now expected to live well into our eighties, retirement is becoming a longer and more meaningful phase of life. For the past four years, BehaviourWorks Australia has been working with AustralianSuper to investigate the factors that make for a ‘good retirement’.

Social Inclusion Index provides a new benchmark

This first-of-its-kind Social Inclusion Index underpins the work of Inclusive Australia, a powerful new alliance of organisations wanting to tackle discrimination in a more coordinated manner. It gives everyone a benchmark to measure improvements.