Local Resources

This is a list of local resources that are queer/LGBTQIA+-specific or friendly. This list is always a work in progress, and while we aim to ensure it is as up-to-date as possible, we unfortunately cannot guarantee that will always be the case. Please contact AQSN with "EQYH" in the title to offer any new additions or changes.

 

New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory

AQSN NSW & ACT Branch - Advocacy, limited support options for queer/LGBTQIA+ students, social events and more

Twenty10 - Crisis accommodation, counselling, legal and Centrelink support, social events and more

Queer Housing Sydney - Facebook group for finding affordable/safe housing for queer/LGBTQIA+ people in Sydney

Trans Housing Sydney - Facebook group for finding affordable/safe housing for trans people in Sydney

Trans Housing NSW - Facebook group for finding affordable/safe housing for trans people in wider NSW & ACT

Queer Housing Canberra - Facebook group for finding affordable/safe housing for queer/LGBTQIA+ people in Canberra

ACON - Provides safe sex resources, anonymous and free sexual health clinics, community support and other services with a strong emphasis on the queer/LGBTQIA+ community

Ygender - Trans and gender diverse advocacy and support group for the ACT and Victoria (affiliated with Minus18)

 

Victoria

Switchboard - Free online and phone call support service for queer/LGBTQIA+ people. Can remain anonymous and confidential. All operators are part of the queer/LGBTQIA+ community. Affiliated with QLife.

Drummond Street Services - Provides support for all communities, including for those experiencing domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse. Also operate a Queer Space run by queer/LGBTQIA+ people.

Queer Housing Melbourne - Facebook group for finding affordable/safe housing for queer/LGBTQIA+ people in Melbourne

Trans Housing Melbourne - Facebook group for finding affordable/safe housing for trans people in Melbourne

Trans Housing Victoria - Facebook group for finding affordable/safe housing for trans people in wider Victoria

Minus18 - Provide resources, support and social events for queer/LGBTQIA+ youth

Thorne Harbour Health  - Provides safe sex resources, anonymous and free sexual health clinics, community support and other services with an emphasis on the queer/LGBTQIA+ community

Victorian Trades Hall Council Equality - Provides advocacy, resources and support for queer/LGBTQIA+ workers - may be able to put you in touch with queer/LGBTQIA+ officers within your union (email jmattar@vthc.org.au)

Seahorse Victoria - Trans support group who have online and physical meetings and also operate a list of resource, including trans-friendly venues and professional/medical services on their site

Ygender - Trans and gender diverse advocacy and support group for Victoria and the ACT (affiliated with Minus18)

Zoe Belle Gender Collective - Support and advocacy group providing various resources, training and support for trans and gender-diverse people in Victoria. Also operate a national directory of practitioners, professionals and groups of interest to the trans and gender diverse community

 

Queensland

Trans Housing Brisbane - Facebook group for finding affordable/safe housing for trans people in Brisbane

Trans Housing Queensland - Facebook group for finding affordable/safe housing for trans people in wider Queensland

 

Western Australia

Assisting Your Life to Achieve (AYLA) - Provides support and resources for crisis accommodation, mental health, sustainability and other projects. Also provides queer/LGBTQIA+ specific crisis accommodation (more info here)

Base Camp aGender - Monthly drop-in space for trans and gender-diverse people experiencing homelessness and family disconnect

Queer Housing Perth - Facebook group for finding affordable/safe housing for queer/LGBTQIA+ people in Perth

Trans Housing WAFacebook group for finding affordable/safe housing for trans people in WA

Trans Housing Perth - Facebook group for finding affordable/safe housing for trans people in Perth

 

South Australia

Queer Housing Adelaide - Facebook group for finding affordable/safe housing for queer/LGBTQIA+ people in Adelaide

Trans Housing Adelaide - Facebook group for finding affordable/safe housing for trans people in Adelaide

 

Tasmania

Trans Housing Tasmania  - Facebook group for finding affordable/safe housing for trans people in Tasmania

Working it Out - Gender, sexuality and intersex status support and education service (facebook)

Transgender Tasmania - Social and support networks; message the Facebook page for private group access

Transforming Tasmania - Trans activist and advocacy support group

 

Northern Territory

Trans Housing NT - Facebook group for finding affordable/safe housing for trans people in the NT