01: genderqueer support


 Online | National | ACT | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Support – by Rose Moore

Support for Genderqueer people is out there, from organisations to medical practitioners. You don’t have to do it alone!



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ACT: A gender agenda

A Gender Agenda website | email

How we can help

We offer a range of services to the Sex and Gender Diverse community and their supporters. If you can’t find the information you need on our website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

About A Gender Agenda

A Gender Agenda operate in the Australian Captial Territory (ACT) and have been an incorporated entity since 2005. In 2006 we were granted ‘Health Promotion Charity’ status.

Read more about A Gender Agenda here.

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National: Beyond Blue

Beyond blue website | Call 1800 224 636 | Beyond Blue support of GLBTI

24 hours | 7 days a week

How we can help

Beyond Blue is the national depression initiative, with comprehensive referral resources.

Call Beyond Blue for referrals to people who can help you with whatever you’re going through.

About Beyond Blue

(from the website)

beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia.

Read more about Beyond Blue.

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National: Gay Lesbian Counselling Community Services Australia

GLCCS website

How we can help

Gay Lesbian Counselling Community Services Australia (GLCCS) contains telephone numbers for Gay and Lesbian counselling services across Australia.

Note: Don’t be put off by the names! These services support gender-questioning and genderqueer people too!


(from the website)

This site is maintained by GLCS NSW on behalf of the members of an alliance of Gay and Lesbian Telephone Counselling Services and is sponsored by Telstra!


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National: Lifeline crisis support

Lifeline websiteClick to chat online with counsellors | Call 13 11 14

How we can help

Lifeline online services are designed to help people who need help but can’t call counselling services. You can choose to fill out personal details or can remain anonymous if you wish.

You can also speak to trained Lifeline volunteers. Call the Lifeline 24 hour helpline on 13 11 14

About Lifeline

Lifeline is a 24 hour referral helpline for people suffering from mental health issues such as anxiety, loneliness, depression or other stresses.

Click to read more about Lifeline.

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National: QLife

 QLife website | Phone Support 1800 184 527

5:30pm – 10:30pm every day


How we can help

If you’re looking to connect with someone to explore what’s going on in your life, QLife is a great place to start. We have several ways of contacting QLife that you can choose from, whether you’d prefer to speak with a counsellor on the phone, to chat with someone online, or even to start the conversation and get some ideas from us via email. So, what’s most comfortable for you?

About QLife

QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people of diverse sex, genders and sexualities. QLife provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people of all ages.

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National: Suicide callback service

Suicide callback service website1300 659 467

24 hours a day | 7 days a week

How we can help

The Suicide Call Back Service provides crisis counselling to people at risk of suicide, carers for someone who is suicidal and those bereaved by suicide, 24 hours per day 7 days a week across Australia.

About Suicide call back service

 (from the website)

The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone counselling to people 18 years and over who fit one of the following categories:

  • People who are suicidal
  • People caring for someone who is suicidal
  • People bereaved by suicide

The Suicide Call Back Service is especially suited to people who are geographically or emotionally isolated.

Read more about the Suicide call back service.

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NSW: Gender Centre

Gender centre website | (02) 9569 2366 | 1800 069 115 | 7 Bent Street Petersham NSW 2049

9:00am to 4:30pm | Monday to Friday

How we can help

Sydney’s Gender Centre supports gender variant people in New South Wales with counselling and drop-in services.

About the Gender Centre

The Sydney Gender centre is funded by the Department of Community Services under the S.A.A.P. Program
and supported by the New South Wales Health Department through the AIDS and Infectious Diseases Branch.

Read more about the Gender centre.

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NSW: Transgender Anti-violence Project

TAVP website | email TAVP | (02) 9569-2366 | 1800-069-115

How we can help

(from the website)

The mission of the Transgender Anti-Violence Project is to provide education, support, referrals and advocacy in relation to violence and oppression based on gender identity.

About Transgender Anti-violence project

(from the website)

This project addresses all forms of violence that impact on the transgender and gender-questioning community, including (but not limited to) domestic violence, sexual violence, anti- transgender harassment and hate crimes.

Read more about the Transgender anti-violence project.

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Professional Services: George Forgan Smith

PRACTITIONER WEBSITE | The Healthy Bear on facebook | The Healthy Bear on twitterEMAIL | Phone number | 563 Bourke St, Melbourne, Vic 3000

How I can help

Counsellors by Rose Moore

Dr George Forgan-Smith is a gay GP and family doctor based in Melbourne, Australia.


(from the website)

Hey there Guys, my name is Dr George Forgan-Smith and I’m a GP and gay doctor in Melbourne Australia. I am an Australian trained doctor (MBBS University of Queensland) and a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP). I also have a science degree, also from the University Of Queensland (BSc).


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Professional Services: Triumph HRC and Maurissa Ailion

HRC WebsiteEmail Triumph HRC| Call Triumph HRC

How I can help

Counsellors by Rose Moore

Triumph HRC and Maurissa Ailion provides counselling services for  individuals in Adelaide, South Australia.

About us

Triumph HRC operates in South Australia, helping Transgender individuals.

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Atsaq website  | 07 3843 5024 | email ATSAQ

How we can help

The Australian Transgender Support Association of QLD (ATSAQ) was formed in 1990, to help, advise and assist the transgender community in Queensland.


The Australian Transgender Support Association of QLD (ATSAQ) was formed in 1990, to help, advise and assist the transgender community in Queensland. It is run by transgenders for transgenders and provides emotional/moral support for people with Gender identity Disorder (formally known as Gender Dysphoria) their families and friends.

Read more about ATSAQ.

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Qld: Brisbane gender clinic

Brisbane gender clinic website07 3837 5645Level 1, Biala Building 270 Roma St, Brisbane 4000

How we can help

The Gender Clinic aims to facilitate assessment, counselling, hormone therapy, documentation, and other aspects of care for Gender Diverse Clients.

About the Brisbane gender clinic

The Brisbane Gender Clinic exists under the auspices of Queensland Health Department and has been in operation since 1994.

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Radio: Joy FM (metro melbourne)

Joy FM website | Listen 94.9FM | Streaming online

How we can help

Joy FM is Melbourne’s only GLBTI radio station, reaching many people who are under-represented by commercial radio.

About Joy FM

(from the website)

JOY 94.9 is an independent voice for the diverse lesbian and gay communities listened to by 216,000 people in Melbourne and more online.

Read more about Joy 94.9 FM.

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Radio: Out of the Pan

Out of the pan website | OOTP podcaast

Listen live in Melbourne on AM 855, Sundays 12pm-1pm, 855AM

How we can help

Out of the Pan is a weekly radio show, hosted by Sally Goldner, which covers “pansexual issues – meaning knowing no boundaries of sex or gender”. Subjects cover issues around sex and gender diverse people, including gender-questioning and genderqueer people.

About Out of the Pan

The presenter is Sally Goldner, a woman who is well suited for talking about such issues. The spokesperson for TransGender Victoria for nine years, this stand-up comedian has also ‘ripped the gender envelope to shreds’ as the world’s first male-to-female transsexual drag king! Before coming to 3CR Sally broadcast for many years at Joy 94.9 FM.

Read more about OOTP.

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Radio: Rainbow Juice Show

Rainbow Juice website | Follow RJ on Twitter | Listen on Sundays 5-6pm, 90.7FM

How we can help

Rainbow Juice supports gender-questioning and genderqueer youth with our weekly radio show on SYN FM 90.7 in Melbourne.

About Rainbow Juice

Rainbow Juice is SYN’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender show, covering issues which affect the youth GLBT community in Melbourne.

Read more about Rainbow Juice.

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SA: Doctor Robert Lyons

Article on Dr. Lyons | Hewitt House, 138 Fullarton Road, Rose Park, South Australia 5067

How I can help

Dr Robert Lyons is an Adelaide psychiatrist specialising in transgender health. He is president of the Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health (ANZPATH), and head of the South Australian Gender Dysphoria Unit.

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Seahorse Gippsland

Seahorse Gippsland on Facebook

How we can help

An extension of the existing Seahorse Victoria organisation, Seahorse Gippsland serves and supports the gender diverse community in Victoria’s south.

About Seahorse Gippsland

(from the page)

A part of Seahorse Victoria that is spreading/sharing into Gippsland..

To give GLBTI people in Gippsland a communication tool and assistance where possible

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Vic: 1000 Pound Bend

1000 £ Bend website | 361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000 | 1000 £ Bend on facebook

How we can help

1000 £ Bend is a  safe, inclusive, cool and hip space for drinkers of great coffee, arguably one of the best chai’s in Melbourne, and alcohol.

Genderqueer Australia (previously Melbourne Genderqueer) has held events at this venue almost since we began and highly recommend it. They’ve also hosted Ygender and Dude magazine events.

They’ve also got gender-neutral, accessible toilets!

About 1000 £ Bend

1000 £ Bend is one of the most unique spaces in Melbourne, comprising a bustling cafe, a massive gallery and events space and an air conditioned cinema space.  Founded in 2009 following the closure of the city’s iconic St Jerome’s laneway bar, the venue  – which is located in what was formerly the Peter Stevens motorbike repair garage – has quickly cemented its place as a focal point of Melbourne’s creative community.

Read more about 1000 £ Bend.

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Vic: Anti Violence Project Victoria


AVP website | 0407 664 442 | Anonymously eport violence here

How we can help

Victoria’s Anti Violence Project is the peak GLBT community organisation leading discussion on violence and its impacts within and against the community.  We take anonymous records of violence reported against people in the queer community.

About us

We’re volunteer based and not-for-profit, in our 12th year of operation, with the endorsement of the Australian Tax Office for Charity Tax Concession and are classed as a Charitable Organisation. We are a member of the National LGBT Health Alliance.

Read more about AVP here.

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