01: Professionals like you

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People like you – by Rose Moore

Being approached by someone with gender issues can be daunting at first. You might have very fixed opinions of what gender is and how it works, or you might just want some general information to help you out. Here’s a list of other people, organisations and health centres across the country that you can contact for some support and further information.



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Info kits: Sydney Gender Centre

Gender centre websiteInfo kits webpage


The Sydney Gender Centre has created a number of information kits for individuals and professionals alike. It’s a great resource!

Note: The majority of this information applies to Transgender people, but nevertheless this is a great resource.

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National: ANZPATH

ANZPATH website | email

How we can help

ANZPATH is the Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health. We’re here to promote the subjects of the health, rights and well-being of people who experience difference in sexual formation and/or gender expression,within professional training programs…

Read more about ANZPATH.

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National: ASSERT

Assert website | email

How we can help

 (from the website)

ASSERT is the Australian Society of Sex Educators, Researchers and Therapists. There are branches Australia-wide.

ASSERT National is an organization dedicated to educating and supporting professionals working in the field of sexuality/sexual health.


 (from the website)

ASSERT NATIONAL is a multi-disciplinary professional Society founded in 1977 to provide opportunities for people working in the field of sexology.

Read more about ASSERT.

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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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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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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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Vic: Doctor Fintan Harte

Albert Road Clinic website(03) 9256 8333 | Suite F, Level I, Albert Road Clinic 31 Albert Road, Melbourne, Vic 3004

How I can help

I am director of the Southern Health Gender Clinic and a psychiatrist of many years experience. I work and help people who identify as Transgender and Genderqueer in their journey to become who they are inside.

You can get a referral to me through your GP or through the Southern Health Gender Clinic.

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Vic: Doctor Jaco Erasmus

(03) 9973 5574 852 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds, Vic, 3044

How I can help

I am a consultant psychiatrist with experience working with gender issues such as genderqueer and transgender.

A referral from a GP is required for a visit to my private practice.

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Vic: Melbourne sexual health centre

MSHC website | (03) 9341 6200 | 580 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053

How we can help

The Melbourne Sexual Health Centre is Victoria’s leading clinic for the testing and treatment of sexually transmissible infections.  The doctors and nurses at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) are experienced specialists in all aspects of sexual health, so clients visiting MSHC can be assured of high quality professional and non-judgmental care.

About the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

The Melbourne Sexual Health Centre has been in operation since 1917. In this time it has established a reputation of excellence and innovation.

Click to read more about the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre.

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Vic: Northside clinic

Northside Clinic website | (03) 9485 7700 | 370 St. Georges Road, Fitzroy North, 3068

How we can help

Northside Clinic is a general practice with extensive experience in the medical care of Gender questioning, Genderqueer and Transgendered people, together with the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual communities. We are a non-judgemental, accepting practice and focus on quality medical care.

About Northside Clinic

Northside Clinic is a General Practice owned and staffed by a number of GPs with years of experience working in Melbourne’s inner north. The clinic is open to all, but has a particular focus on providing quality medical care for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans communities in Melbourne’s north. The clinic provides comprehensive testing for and management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV, as well as a full range of General Practice services.

Click to read more about Northside Clinic.

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Vic: Prahran Market Clinic

Prahran Market Clinic website | (03) 9514 0888 | Mezzanine level, Pran Central, crn. Commercial Rd & Chapel St. Prahran

How we can help

Prahran Market Clinic is a general practice with many years experience in the medical care of Gender Questioning, Genderqueer and Transgender people, and Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual people. We are a non-judgemental multi-disciplinary practice.

About Prahran Market Clinic

Prahran Market Clinic is an independently owned medical clinic with practitioners in many fields of medicine including General Practice, counselling and psychotherapy, sexual health and transsexual health.

Click to read more about Prahran Market Clinic.

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Vic: Rainbow Network

 Rainbow network website | 03 9285 5131 | email

How we can help

Rainbow Network Victoria is for anyone who works with same sex attracted or gender questioning young people in any setting. We provide free resources, training, enewsletters, networking events, advice and guidance.

About the Rainbow Network

Rainbow Network Victoria was set up in 1998 to meet the needs of workers facilitating groups for same sex attracted young people across Victoria, Australia.

Read more on the Rainbow Network website.



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Vic: Royal Childrens Hospital

RCH Gender Identity Service website | 03 9345 5522 | 50 Flemington Road, Parkville Victoria 3052

Medical Journal of Australia research on hormone use for children and adolescents

How we can help

The Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne has many years experience in helping and treating youths with Gender Identity issues. Their team is made up of psychotherapists, endocrinologists and gynaecologists.

About the Royal Childrens Hospital

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) has been providing outstanding care for Victoria’s children and their families for over 140 years.

Read more about the Royal Childrens hospital here.


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Vic: Safe schools coalition victoria

Safe Schools Coalition website | Phone: (Roz Ward) (03) 9285 5131 | r.ward@latrobe.edu.au


How we can help

SSCV is a partnership between Rainbow Network Victoria and the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) as well as a coalition of schools and individuals dedicated to creating safer educational environments. Our aim is that schools in Victoria are places where same sex attracted and gender questioning young people are supported, where every family can belong, where every teacher can teach and every student can learn.

About Safe Schools Coalition Victoria

Our role is to tackle and reduce homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism within school communities. This will allow schools to better meet the needs of their same sex attracted and gender diverse students as well as creating safer environments for all students.

Read more about Safe Schools Coalition Victoria.

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Vic: Vikki Sinnott

Vikki Sinnott website | Email | Phone: 0417 365 960 | Treatment guidelines

How I can help

Counsellors by Rose Moore

Vicky Sinnott is a qualified counsellor with experience treating transgender and gender variant people. She operates in the inner-city of Melbourne.

Vikki has also written and participated in various different workshops on transgender issues and has written treatment guidelines for gender diverse clients.

About Vikki

(from the website)

I am a psychologist working in Melbourne (Australia) and provide a range of services to individuals and organizations. I have over 25 years experience in health and community services working in training, research, policy, management, youth work, HIV/sexual health, and counselling roles.

Click here to visit Vikki’s website.

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WA: Gay Lesbian Community Services

GLCS website | 9420 7201 counselling | contact

counselling: mon-fri, 7pm-10pm

How we can help

GLCS is experienced in the support of Gay Lesbian bisexual and Trans people, and has created their own resource for Trans people, Simply Trans.

About GLCS

GLCS has been providing support, information and resources to the West Australian gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community for almost 35 years. In fact, we are the longest running organisation of our kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Read more about GLCS.

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WPATH website | WPATH standards of care for gender nonconforming people

How we can help

WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) is a professional membership organisation for health professionals who work with Transgender (and genderqueer) people.

Click to see WPATH member benefits.


(from the website)

As an international multidisciplinary professional Association the mission of WPATH is to promote evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy and respect in transgender health.

Read more about WPATH.

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