LGBTIQA+ support and services

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We are committed celebrating diversity and ensuring that Nillumbik is a safe and welcoming place for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQA+) community members.

We are looking to raise awareness of LGBTIQA+ issues and working towards eliminating discrimination and isolation experienced by LGBTIQA+ people.


Terminology and Language

Terminology and language can impact on a person’s identity, self-worth and inherent dignity. The use of inclusive and acceptable terminology empowers individuals and enables visibility of important issues. Terminology in this area is at times contested and changing and there is not often clear consensus on what is appropriate terminology. While recognising these limitations, it is important to provide clarification around some of the terminology.

There are many ways to describe sexuality and gender. Many of these are captured by the term LGBTIQA+. This stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, and Asexual/Aromantic. 

+ – The plus sign acknowledges there are other diverse sexual orientations and gender identities that fall outside of LGBTQIA definitions, especially of other cultural identities and roles.

For more information on sexual orientations, gender identities, and their definitions, check out these websites:

headspace - Understanding Sexuality

headspace - What is Gender Identity?

Victorian Government’s LGBTI Inclusive Language Guide 


Trans Hub 

*Cisgender refers to someone whose gender identity aligns with the gender they were assigned at birth.


LGBTI inclusive services and information:



Contact Information

Switch Board

Community based organisation providing peer based, volunteer run support service for LGBTIQ people, their friends, families and allies


Ph: 1800 184 527

Rainbow Door  Rainbow Door is a free specialist LGBTIQA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Gender Diverse, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, BrotherBoys, SisterGirls) helpline providing information, support, and referral to all LGBTIQA+ Victorians, their friends and family during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

10am-6pm, 7 days a week

Ph: 1800 729 367

Text: 0480 017 246




Sexual Health Victoria

Reproductive and sexual health clinical services

Ph: 1800 013 952

Queerspace :Drummond Street Service

LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing support service. Services include, counselling, peer support and professional development.

Ph: 9663 6733


The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne – Gender Service

A service for children and adolescents up to the age of 17 to improve the physical and mental health outcomes of children and adolescents who are trans or gender diverse

Ph: 9345 5890

Monash Health Gender Clinic

A state-wide service to improve the health and wellbeing of trans, gender diverse and non-binary people aged 17 years and above

Ph: 9556 5216

Q Life

Free anonymous online and phone counselling and referral service for people wanting to discuss a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings and relationships

Ph: 1800 184 527

Northside Clinic – located in Fitzroy North

General practice specialising in LGBTI health, trans and gender diverse healthcare

Ph: 9485 7700

Thorne Harbour Health (formerly the Victorian AIDS Council)

A range of services from prevention to education, treatment and care of People Living with HIV/AIDS and counselling services

Ph: 9525 5866

Positive Women

Support and advocacy for women living with HIV

Ph: 9863 8747

Living Positive Victoria

Community based organisation representing all people living with HIV in Victoria and is committed to the advancement of human rights and wellbeing of all people living with HIV

Ph: 9863 8733

Equinox – located in Fitzroy

A peer led Trans and Gender Diverse health service clinic

Ph: 9416 2889

Prahran Market Clinic – located in Prahran

Medical General Practise focussing on sexual health, Gay, Lesbian and gender diverse health. Rapid HIV testing available.

Ph: 9514 0888

Melbourne Sexual Health – located in Carlton

Walk in clinic offering sexual health screening services

Ph: 9341 6200


Support for young people



Contact Information

headspace Greensborough

Free mental health service who specialise in youth wellbeing for young people aged 12-25

9433 7200

Minus 18

Champions for LGBTIQ Youth Australia Wide – Events, support, workshops and campaigns

The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne – Gender Service

A service for children and adolescents up to the age of 17 to improve the physical and mental health outcomes of children and adolescents who are trans or gender diverse

9345 5890

Rainbow Network

Network, training and resources for people working with same sex attracted, intersex, trans and gender diverse young people

9479 8870

Youth Service

Provide support to LGBTIQ+ young people 16-25 and their families around Alcohol and other Drug use

9865 6700

Family Access Network

Provide transitional housing for young people aged 15-25 who are experience or are at risk of homelessness, providing two properties specifically for LGBTI.

9890 2673

(In)visible Project : The Drum

Community driven program that connect queer and trans people from diver cultural and religious backgrounds.


9663 6733



International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia

30 years ago - on May 17, 1990 - the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) celebrates LGBTIQ people globablly, and raise awareness for the work still needed.

Find out more and get involved at and