Australian Human Rights Commission – LGBTI
This webpage has information on the legal rights and entitlements of diverse families, as well as information about laws against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status.
Gay Dads Australia
This website has information and resources for gay men who are fathers or who want to have children.
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia
This national organisation provides health-related programs, services and research focused on LGBTI and other sexuality-diverse, gender-diverse and body-diverse people and communities. Phone (02) 8568 1123.
Outspoken families: A resource kit for rainbow families
Written by Jac Tomlins, this kit collates stories from rainbow families to help them deal with daily challenges and bigger concerns. The kit also provides insights for service providers so that they can offer their LGBTIQ+ clients a respectful and informed service.
PFLAG – Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
This volunteer organisation offers help, support and information to families and friends of all gay people. Phone (02) 9294 1002.
This is a national counselling and referral service for people who are LGBTIQ+. Phone 1800 184 527, 3 pm-midnight, seven days a week.
Student Wellbeing Hub
This website promote more inclusive learning environments for young people. It also has information for educators, parents and students on issues like bullying and other challenges for young people.
Australian Capital Territory
A Gender Agenda
This community organisation is actively engaged in increasing public awareness and understanding of sex and gender diversity issues. It provides training and education, advocacy and support services, information and resources. Phone (02) 6162 1924.
New South Wales
NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby
This organisation promotes the legal rights of the NSW LGBTIQ+ community and lobbies politicians, government, policy-makers and the media on behalf of this community. Its website has information and updates on laws affecting same-sex parents.
This volunteer organisation provides a network of support to children and families within the NSW LGBTIQ+ community. It has information that can help same sex-attracted and gender-diverse people start their parenting journey, as well as information on legal rights and entitlements for diverse families.
The Gender Centre
The Gender Centre provides services to transgender, gender-questioning and gender-diverse people and their partners, family members and friends. Phone (02) 9519 7599, 9 am-4.30 pm, Monday-Friday.
Rainbow Territory Facebook page
This is a community group that advocates for the rights of Northern Territorians who identify as LGBTIQ+. The group organises events and shares information on its Facebook page and the Out NT website.
This non-profit organisation has a peer-to-peer telephone and internet counselling service. Phone 1800 184 527, 3 pm-midnight, seven days a week.
Rainbow Families Queensland
This volunteer group supports rainbow families and prospective rainbow families by offering information, resources and a community network.
Carrousel Club SA Facebook page
This not-for-proft organisation offers a social, support and friendship network to all within the transgendered community of South Australia, as well as their partners, families and friends.
Uniting Communities Bfriend Facebook page
This is a phone, email and face-to-face support service for sexuality-diverse and gender-diverse people in South Australia. Phone (08) 8202 5190.
This volunteer organisation supports rainbow families and is dedicated to achieving and maintaining inclusion and equity for LGBTIQ+ people in Tasmania. Phone 0412 931 974.
Working It Out
This organisation provides support, counselling, advocacy and peer support for people negotiating their gender, sexuality and/or intersex status in Tasmania. Phone (03) 6231 1200.
This is a telephone counselling, information and referral service for LGBTIQ+ people in Victoria. Phone 1800 184 527, 3 pm-midnight, seven days a week.
This organisation educates other organisations and workplaces on how to provide better services for trans and gender diverse people. Phone (03) 9020 4642.
Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby
This organisation works for and with the Victorian LGBTIQ+ community to end discrimination and to achieve equality and social justice. Phone 0417 484 438.
This community service organisation provides support, information and resources to the LGBTIQ+ community of Western Australia. Phone the counselling line on 1800 184 527, or the general enquiries line on (08) 9486 9855.