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Partner Organisations

CANBERRA and the ACT

 


LGBTIQ+ Canberra Consortium:

The LGBTIQ+ Canberra Consortium is made up of lead organisations in Canberra working with the LGBTIQ+ communities, including AGA. These services can provide various support options and assist in linking people with other relevant services.

AIDS Action Council: http://aidsaction.org.au/

Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT: https://www.shfpact.org.au/

Northside Community Services: http://northside.asn.au/

General Practices:

These general practices are recommended by ACT Health for the transgender and gender diverse communities.

Interchange General Practice: http://www.igp.net.au/

East Canberra General Practice: https://www.eastcanberragp.com.au/

Watson General Practice: http://www.wgp.net.au/

 

Counselling 

The following services have experience working with the transgender, and gender diverse communities as well as their family members.

Relationships Australia Canberra Region: http://www.racr.relationships.org.au/

AIDS Action Council: http://aidsaction.org.au/

 

LGBTIQ+ Youth Groups 

The following youth groups are run during school terms at various locations across Canberra and Queanbeyan.

Bit Bent Belconnen: https://www.bcsact.com.au/programs-and-services/bit-bent-lgtbiq-social-group-youth-services/

Bit Bent Woden: https://www.wcs.org.au/whats-on-at-wcs/eventdetail/2916/bit-bent-social-group

A-Z: https://ywca-canberra.org.au/community-services/child-youth-and-community-services/z-social-support-group/

Spectrum: https://www.fusemagazine.com.au/index.php/scene/social-groups/item/spectrum

 

Community Services 

These organisations provide a range of services, including case management, support and social groups for the wider community.

Belconnen Community Services: https://www.bcsact.com.au/

Woden Community Services: https://www.wcs.org.au/

Communities at Work: https://www.commsatwork.org/

Northside Community Services: http://northside.asn.au/

 

Sexual Health Services 

The following services provide sexual health services to the intersex, transgender and gender diverse communities in Canberra.

Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT: https://www.shfpact.org.au/

Canberra Sexual Health Centre: http://www.health.act.gov.au/our-services/canberra-sexual-health-centre

 

Mental Health Services 

The following services work in the mental health sector in Canberra, and are not intersex, transgender and gender diverse specific.

Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team: http://findahealthservice.act.gov.au/c/fahs?a=sp&pid=1316133581&site=51107&servicecategory=37

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: http://findahealthservice.act.gov.au/c/fahs?a=apps&ap=hsd&hsd=mobile&mobile=showsite&servicecategory=23&site=51101

Mental Health ACT: http://www.health.act.gov.au/our-services/mental-health

 

Drug and Alcohol Services 

The following services provide counselling and other support options for those looking to change their drug and/or alcohol habits, and are not intersex, transgender and gender diverse specific.

Directions ACT: https://www.directionshealth.com/

Adolescent Drug Withdrawal Unit (Ted Noffs): http://directory.atoda.org.au/act-alcohol-and-other-drug-services-directory-information-collection-form-for-programs-ted-noffs-foundation/

ATODA: http://directory.atoda.org.au/

 

Domestic/Family Violence and Sexual Assault Services 

The following services provide various support options for those experiencing, or those who have experienced, domestic and/or family violence. All these services are inclusive of gender identity and intersex status.

Domestic Violence Crisis Service: https://dvcs.org.au/

Beryl Women Inc: http://www.beryl.org.au/

Toora Women Inc: http://www.toora.org.au/

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre: http://www.crcc.org.au/

 

Other Health Services 

These services provide support and/or medical care, and are not intersex, transgender and gender diverse specific.

Hepatitis ACT: http://hepatitisact.com.au/

Women’s Health Service: http://www.health.act.gov.au/our-services/women-youth-and-children/womens-health-service

 

Legal 

The following services provide varying options for legal support, and are not intersex, transgender and gender diverse specific.

The ACT Human Rights Commission:

The ACT Human Rights Commission works closely with the intersex, transgender and gender diverse communities in Canberra. The Commission is able to take complaints about services in the ACT if you feel you have been discriminated against for any reason (including your gender identity and/or intersex status):  http://hrc.act.gov.au/

Legal Aid ACT:

provides legal services for those experiencing social or economic disadvantage: http://www.legalaidact.org.au/

NATIONAL


AFAO

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations is the national peak body of HIV and AIDS sexual health organisations

afao.org.au

Black Rainbow

Social network for Indigenous people who identify as LGBTI, sistergirl or brotherboy. Also advocates for better mental health and suicide prevention.

BlackRainbowAustralia

Genderqueer Australia

Specialises in the support of gender questioning and genderqueer people, their family, friends and professionals who they go to for help.

genderqueer.org.au

MindOUT!

A mental health and suicide prevention project supporting health organisations to be inclusive of LGBTI people.

lgbtihealth.org.au/mindout

Minus18

Provides mental health, peer mentoring and events to support same-sex attracted and gender-diverse young people from all over Australia.

minus18.org.au

Organisation Intersex International Australia

Intersex human rights, information, education and peer and family support.

oii.org.au

Out for Australia

An organisation that seeks to support and mentor aspiring LGBTI professionals as they navigate their way through the early stages of their career.

outforaustralia.org

PFLAG Australia

A non-profit voluntary organisation and support network for parents and families of LGBTI people.

pflagaustralia.org.au

Pinnacle Foundation

Provides scholarships to LGBTI youth who are marginalised or disadvantaged.

thepinnaclefoundation.org

Pride in Diversity

Australia’s only national not-for-profit employer support program for all aspects of LGBTI workplace inclusion. Publishers of the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).

www.prideindiversity.com.au

Pride in Sport

Sporting inclusion program specifically designed to assist National and State sporting organisations and clubs with the inclusion of LGBTI employees, players, volunteers and spectators.

www.prideindiversity.com.au/prideinsport

QLife Australia

Free LGBTI phone and web counselling.

qlife.org.au

Silver Rainbow

An LGBTI ageing and aged care group that provides training for aged care providers, resources, information and advocacy.

lgbtihealth.org.au/ageing

Transcend

Supporting trans* children and their families.

transcendsupport.com.au

Wendybird

A community for meaningful connection for all LGBTIQ people

wendybird.com.au

NEW SOUTH WALES


ACON

The AIDS Council of NSW offers counselling, resources, substance support, and more.

acon.org.au

Care Coordination

ACON service that helps clients with multiple and/or complex needs to access relevant healthcare and support services, manage care and treatment and reduce social isolation. A free service provided for three months.

Care Coordination

Cronulla Gay Group

A social group for LGBTI people in Cronulla and Sutherland Shire

cronullagaygroup.com

Dayenu

Sydney’s Jewish LGBTI social and networking group.

dayenu.org.au

The Gender Centre Inc.

A non-profit state-wide service supporting the transgender and gender diverse community through counselling, case management, crisis & transitional accommodation, Transgender Anti-Violence project, over 55 support, group work outreach, prison outreach.

gendercentre.org.au

Inner City Legal Centre

Provides free legal services to Sydney’s LGBTI community.

iclc.org.au

Parramatta Queer Forum

A coalition of organisations who put on events, advocate for rights, provide safe spaces and make Sydney’s suburban LGBTI community visible.

Parramatta Queer Forum

Pink Mountains

An online community information guide, and business directory for LGBTI people, their friends and supporters, living in or visiting the Blue Mountains.

pinkmountains.com.au

The Polly’s Club

The longest running LGBTI community organisation in Australia.

thepollysclub.com.au

Queer Screen – Featured projects

Online listing to promote LGBTI filmmakers’ projects and crowdfunding initiatives.

queerscreen.org.au/featured-projects

Rainbow Recovery Club

Provides a safe meeting place for LGBT people, in recovery from alcoholism, drug and other addictions.

rainbowrecoveryclub.org.au

Rainbow Visions

A coalition of individuals and groups who initiate and support actions that contribute to making the Hunter region a healthier, more enjoyable, rewarding and culturally rich place for LGBTI people in the Newcastle and Hunter regions.

rainbowvisions.org.au

Traxside Youth Centre

The centre, a free and confidential service for young people aged 12-24 in the Macarthur area, also runs a fortnightly event for LGBTI youth.

wollondilly.nsw.gov.au

Twenty10

A non-profit, state-wide organisation working with and supporting young LGBTI people through case work, accommodation, drop-in services, counselling and group activities.

twenty10.org.au

QUEENSLAND


Open Doors

An LGBTI youth service that provides drop-in services, counselling, outreach workers and group activities.

opendoors.net.au

Stand Up With Pride

A north Queensland organisation that pursues social change through community action, education, promotion of LGBTI diversity, and social opportunities and peer support.

standupwithpride.com

Sunshine Coast Rainbow Network

Peer outreach, social networking, information sharing, and more.

sunshine-coast-rainbownetwork.com

VICTORIA


Coming Out Australia

Helping people in the GLBTIQ Community with coming out.

www.comingout.com.au

FTM Shed

A support group for FTMs and their allies located in Melbourne, Australia.

transshedboys.com

GASP

Geelong’s very own safe and inclusive space for LGBTI young people aged between 10-25. Weekly meetings, social events, information and advice.

gaspgeelong.net.au

GoWest

Collectively brings together local organisations and artists supporting and representing the LGBTI communities in the western region of Melbourne.

facebook.com/gowestpride

VAC – The Centre Clinic

Safe, LGBTI-friendly general practice and specialist medical care for people living with HIV.

vac.org.au/centre-clinic

Transgender Victoria

Founded in the late 1990s to address discrimination faced by trans people in Victoria.

transgendervictoria.com

The Diversity Project

Aims to create a safer, more inclusive and healthier community in the City of Greater Shepparton and beyond for young people who are same-sex attracted, sex and gender diverse.

diversityproject.org.au

VAC

The Victorian AIDS Council offers services for the LGBTI community, such as counselling, community support, alcohol and drug service, rapid HIV tests, and more.

vac.org.au

WorkingOUT

A specialist employment service for LGBTI-identified people.

Search for “WorkingOUT” at senswide.com.au

Zoe Belle Gender Centre

A centre to support and improve the health and wellbeing of Victoria’s sex and gender diverse population.

gendercentre.com

WESTERN AUSTRALIA


Freedom Centre

A hangout and resource location for LGBTI youth based in Northbridge, Perth.

freedom.org.au

GLWA

Phone and web-based counselling service for the LGBTI community.

glwa.org.au

Living Proud

Providing support, information and resources to the Western Australian LGBTI community.

livingproud.org.au

True Colours

A service offering regional support for young people with diverse sexuality and gender, as well as their families. Also provides training workshops for allied service providers. Operates in Bunbury.

true colours

SOUTH AUSTRALIA


Adelaide LGBT events

List events and activities of interest to the LGBTIQ communities in Adelaide and country South Australia.

adelaidelgbtevents.webs.com/

Bfriend

Offering mentoring, support, information and referral for people coming out as LGBTIQ, and their families.

yourbestlife.org.au/services/bfriend

TASMANIA


Rainbow Tasmania

An information resource and an incorporated body of organisations dedicated to achieving and maintaining inclusion and equity for LGBTI people in Tasmania.

rainbowtas.org

Working It Out

Tasmania’s gender, sexuality, and intersex support and education service

workingitout.org.au

NORTHERN TERRITORY


LGBTI Clinic Northside Health NT Darwin

Northside offers the best of integrative, functional and nutritional medicine alongside high quality conventional general practice care. Northside received the inaugural Darwin Pride Community Award 2017 recognising its services to the Darwin LGBTI communities.

http://www.northsidehealthnt.com.au/lgbti-specialist-clinic

Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council

The Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council offers services for the LGBTI community, such as counselling, community support, alcohol and drug service, rapid HIV tests, and more.

ntahc.org.au/programs/lgbt-services