Department of Human Services

Support for LGBTIQ people

You can contact the DHS Strategic Policy Unit by email to

Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD)

UNIDOS by Relationships Australia
UNIDOS is a specialised service for same-sex attracted, and gender questioning people and community groups from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD).
Phone 8245 8100
Interpreting and Translating Centre, phone 131 450

Health and wellbeing

Promotes good mental health and supports individuals, families and communities affected by anxiety, depression and suicide.
Phone 1300 224 636.
Online chat service

Provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Phone 13 11 14
Online chat service

National LGBTI Health Alliance
The national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities.
Phone (02) 8568 1123


Women's Information Service
The Women's Information Service provides information to South Australian women online, over the telephone and in person. They aim to increase access to information that promotes choice and empowerment.
Phone 8303 0590
Country callers 1800 188 158
Email at

The Gender Centre (NSW)
Supports people with gender issues to make informed choices.
Phone (02) 9519 7599

Rights and advocacy

Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council
Advocates for the rights of multicultural and multifaith LGBTIQ communities through research, education, and community events.

Australian Human Rights Commission
An independent statutory organisation, established by an act of Federal Parliament. They protect and promote human rights in Australia and internationally.
Phone (02) 9284 9600
National Information Service, phone 1300 656 419

Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner
Helps consumers with complaints about health or community services.
Phone 8226 8666
Country callers 1800 232 007

Intersex Human Rights Australia
Promotes human rights, health and bodily autonomy.

Intersex Peer Support Australia
Peer support, information and advocacy for people born with variations in sex characteristics, and their families.
Phone 0478 537 739

Pride in Diversity (NSW)
A leader in community health, workplace inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders.
Phone (02) 9206 2139

Play by the Rules
Making sport inclusive, safe and fair.

Anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.
Phone 1800 184 527
Online chat service

Transgender Victoria
Transgender Victoria is the leading body for trans and gender diverse advocacy, training, and resource development in Victoria.
Phone (03) 9020 4642

Services in South Australia

SHINE SA - Sexual Health Information Networking & Education SA
Delivers sexual health and relationship wellbeing services for everyone. The Gender Wellbeing Service is a free, confidential service and safe space for people who are questioning their gender identity or identify as trans or gender diverse. This service provides psychological therapies, peer support, general information and support within the metropolitan area of Adelaide.
Phone 1300 794 584

South Australian Mobilisation and Empowerment for Sexual Health
Provides support, education and training about Sexual Health and HIV for men who have sex with men and people living with HIV, as well as services for the broader LGBTIQ community. Services include counselling, peer support and health promotion.
Phone 7099 5300

Bfriend is a unique service that has operated in SA for 25 years, and is open for all who have questions about sexuality, gender identity, and intersex variations. We offer peer support, community connections, workplace training and volunteering opportunities for the community. You don’t have to be part of the LGBTIQA+ community to contact us – we can offer support to parents, friends, workers, and more! Our services are free and confidential, and you don’t require a referral. 
Phone 8202 5190

South Australian Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC SA)
Helps prevent certain kinds of discrimination based on sex, race, disability, age or various other grounds.
Phone 8207 1977
Country callers 1800 188 163

Social and culture

Australian Gay and Lesbian Archives Inc (Victoria)
Collects and preserves historically significant materials that document the lives of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered people in Australia.


LGBTIQ+ Youth Grants
This government funding program offers small grants to not-for-profit community and/or volunteer organisations to improve the inclusion, wellbeing and quality of life for LGBTIQ+ young South Australians.

Minus 18 (Victoria)
Australia's youth-driven organisation for LGBTIQ youth.

The Pinnacle Foundation (NSW)
Educational scholarships for young adults whose gender identity, sexual orientation or sexual characteristics have prevented or hindered achievement of their career aspirations.
Phone 0411 111 154

Page last updated : 24 Nov 2020

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