Organisations and Services in the ACT and Australia

 

Canberra and the ACT

Canberra Inclusive Partnership

The Canberra Inclusive Partnership 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.

Meridian
meridianact.org.au

Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT
shfpact.org.au

Northside Community Services
northside.asn.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
racr.relationships.org.au

Meridian
meridianact.org.au

Westlund
westlund.org.au


LGBTIQ+ Youth Groups

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

Bit Bent Belconnen
bcsact.com.au

Bit Bent Woden
wcs.org.au

A-Z
ywca-canberra.org.au

Spectrum
fusemagazine.com.au


Community Services

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

Capital Regional Community Services
crcs.com.au

Woden Community Services
wcs.org.au

Communities at Work
commsatwork.org

Northside Community Services
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
shfpact.org.au

Canberra Sexual Health Centre 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
findahealthservice.act.gov.au

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
findahealthservice.act.gov.au

Mental Health ACT
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
directionshealth.com

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

ATODA
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 dvcs.org.au

Beryl Women Inc
beryl.org.au

Toora Women Inc
toora.org.au

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre
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
hepatitisact.com.au

Women’s Health Service
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
hrc.act.gov.au

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).

Legal Aid ACT
legalaidact.org.au

Provides legal services for those experiencing social or economic disadvantage.


South Australia

Adelaide LGBT events
adelaidelgbtevents.webs.com

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

Bfriend
yourbestlife.org.au/services/bfriend

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


Tasmania

Rainbow Tasmania
rainbowtas.org

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

Working It Out
workingitout.org.au

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


Northern Territory

LGBTI Clinic Northside Health NT Darwin
northsidehealthnt.com.au/lgbti-specialist-clinic

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.

Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council
ntahc.org.au/programs/lgbt-services

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.

National

AFAO
afao.org.au

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

Black Rainbow
BlackRainbowAustralia

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

Genderqueer Australia
genderqueer.org.au

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

MindOUT!
lgbtihealth.org.au/mindout

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

Minus18
minus18.org.au

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

Intersex Human Rights Australia
ihra.org.au

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

Out for Australia
outforaustralia.org

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

PFLAG Australia
pflagaustralia.org.au

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

Pinnacle Foundation
thepinnaclefoundation.org

Provides scholarships to LGBTI youth who are marginalised or disadvantaged.

Pride in Diversity
prideindiversity.com.au

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).

Pride in Sport
prideindiversity.com.au/prideinsport

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

QLife Australia
qlife.org.au

Free LGBTI phone and web counselling.

Silver Rainbow
lgbtihealth.org.au/ageing

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

Transcend
transcendsupport.com.au

Supporting trans* children and their families.


New South Wales

ACON
acon.org.au

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

The Gender Centre Inc
gendercentre.org.au

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.

Twenty10
twenty10.org.au

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


Queensland

Open Doors
opendoors.net.au

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

Stand Up With Pride
standupwithpride.com

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

Sunshine Coast Rainbow Network
sunshine-coast-rainbownetwork.com

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


Victoria

Coming Out Australia
comingout.com.au

Helping people in the GLBTIQ Community with coming out.

The Shed
transshedboys.com

A support group for trans men, trans masculine people and their allies located in Melbourne, Australia.

GASP
gaspgeelong.net.au

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

GoWest
facebook.com/gowestpride

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

Equinox Clinic
equinox.org.au

Safe, TGD-focused heathcare clinic.

Transgender Victoria
transgendervictoria.com

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

The Diversity Project
diversityproject.org.au

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.

Thorne Harbour Health
thorneharbour.org

Thorne Harbour Health offers services for the LGBTI community, such as counselling, community support, alcohol and drug service, rapid HIV tests, and more

WorkingOUT

A specialist employment service for LGBTI-identified people. Search for “WorkingOUT” at senswide.com.au.

Zoe Belle Gender Centre
gendercentre.com

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


Western Australia

Freedom Centre
freedom.org.au

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

GLWA
glwa.org.au

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

Living Proud
livingproud.org.au

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

True Colours
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.