Community Resources & Support

This page outlines resources, information, education and social support for a variety of audiences and purposes. The inclusion of a resource in this list does not infer endorsement, rather it this document provides identifies potential resources and encourages professionals to determine their usefulness, strengths and limitations.

ACT Community Supports


OneLink

OneLink

When you call OneLink, an intake officer will talk with you about what support you need, and help you to link with the best service to support you.
180 176 468

ONE LINK

A Gender Agenda

A Gender Agenda

AGA provides social support, events, workshops, advocacy, training, policy advice and resources. We utilise a community development approach in our work that values the voices of lived experience.
02 6162 1924

AGA

A-Z

A-Z

Youth social support group at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre each Tuesday of school term 5:00pm – 7:00pm. YWCA also runs the annual LGBTIQ+ Allies Prom.
02 6294 4633

YMCA CBR

Bit Bent Belconnen

Bit Bent Belconnen

Bent Bent is a social group for young people who want to hang out with other young people who are GLBTIQ or who still are not sure in a safe and friendly environment. At the Belconnen Youth Centre each Monday of school term 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
02 6264 0200

BIT BENT BCS

Bit Bent Woden

Bit Bent Woden

Bent Bent is a social group for young people who want to hang out with other young people who are GLBTIQ or who still are not sure in a safe and friendly environment. Every Thursday through the school term, 5:00pm to 6:30pm. At Woden Youth Centre (Callam St, Woden).
02 6282 3037

BIT BENT wcs

Encampment

Encampment

Encampment is a peer-lead weekend camp, providing an opportunity for people aged 13 to 17 who identify as LGBTIQ* in the Canberra region to come together, foster resilience, learn new skills and form new friendships..
02 6257 2855

Encampment FB

LGBTIQ Canberra Consortium

LGBTIQ Canberra Consortium

The Consortium is a partnership of four agencies brought together by the common goal of ensuring health, wellbeing, access, social inclusion and equity within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) community.
02 6257 2855

Consortium

Northside Community Services

Northside Community Services

A community-based, not for profit organisation established in 1976 through the efforts of concerned people wanting to provide and develop support and services for residents of North Canberra.
02 6257 2255

NORTHSIDE

Sexual Health and Family Planning

Sexual Health and Family Planning

SHFPACT is a inclusive and non-judgmental health promotion charity that deliver sexual and reproductive health services to the Canberra community.
02 627 3077

SHFPACT

Spectrum

Spectrum

headspace Queanbeyan is a free, confidential, non-judgmental service where young people can access qualified youth mental health professionals. We offer a range of supports for young people who are experiencing a tough time or are worried about their drug and alcohol use, mental, physical or sexual well being.
02 6298 0300

HEADSPACE QB

Queer Youth Together

Queer Youth Together

Queer Youth Together (pronounced QyouT) is a program for LGBTIQ+ young people that commenced on the 22 March 2017. QyouT provides a safe place, activities, networking, resources, and just good fun.
02 6298 0300

QyouT

LGBTIQ ACT Community Directory

LGBTIQ ACT Community Directory

In partnership with Canberra's local LGBTIQ publication FUSE MAGAZINE the CBR LGBTIQ Community Consortium has produced a handy guide to help our community connect with many vital services and social groups.

Directory

Advocacy


A Gender Agenda

A Gender Agenda

AGA provides social support, events, workshops, advocacy, training, policy advice and resources. We utilise a community development approach in our work that values the voices of lived experience.
02 6162 1924

AGA

Office for LGBTIQ Affairs and ACT LGBTIQ Ministerial Advisory Council

Office for LGBTIQ Affairs and ACT LGBTIQ Ministerial Advisory Council

The Office for LGBTIQ Affairs coordinates and supports strategic government projects and policy to promote Canberra as the most LGBTIQ friendly City in Australia. It is located within the Policy and Cabinet Division of the Chief Minister Treasury and Economic Development Directorate.

LGBTIQ Affairs

Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers

Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers

You can request the support of a GLLO if you are interacting with the police. The Australian Federal Police’s Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officer (GLLO) Network is a volunteer network which helps support members of the Lesbian, Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community it serves.
02 6131 5142

AFP

ACT Human Rights Commission

ACT Human Rights Commission

The ACT Human Rights Commission’s role is to resolve complaints and promote rights. We provide an independent, fair and accessible process for resolving individual complaints; promote service improvement; promote the human rights and welfare of people; and foster understanding of particular legislation.
02 6205 2222

ACT HRC

Bullying


Alannah and Madeline Foundation

Alannah and Madeline Foundation

The Foundation cares for young people who have experienced or witnessed serious violence, and runs evidence-based programs that prevent violence and advocate for children's safety and wellbeing.

AMF

Bullying No Way!

Bullying No Way!

Are you being bullied? Get help now. Bullying. No Way! provides information and ideas for young people, students, parents and teachers. If you want to talk to someone about bullying vist our webiste or call 1800 55 1800 — it's a free call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

AMF

Friendly Schools

Friendly Schools

Friendly Schools is a evidence-based initiative involving the whole-school community to build social skills, create supportive environments and significantly reduce bullying in school communities. Find out more about Friendly Schools on our website.

Friendly Schools

National Centre Against Bullying

National Centre Against Bullying

The National Centre Against Bullying (NCAB) is a peak body working to advise and inform the Australian community on the issue of childhood bullying and the creation of safe schools and communities, including the issue of cyber safety.

NCAB

Counselling


AIDS Action Council

AIDS Action Council

Providing a wide range of free counselling services. Working in partnership with other service providers, our aim is to improve the physical, mental and social wellbeing of people who access our services.
02 6162 1924

AAC counselling

headspace Canberra

headspace Canberra

We’re the national youth mental health foundation dedicated to improving the wellbeing of young Australians. eheadspace online and telephone service supports young people and their families going through a tough time.
02 6162 1924

headspace

QLife

QLife

QLife is a national telephone and webchat support service for LGBTI people. QLife has peer counsellors available to talk to people of all genders, bodies and sexualities and is free and confidential.
1800 184 527

QLife

1800 RESPECT

1800 RESPECT

National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service. Supporting people who identify as LGBTIQ.
1800 737 732

1800 RESPECT

Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia has experienced counsellors, mediators and educators who provide services in a friendly, open and respectful way for all members of our communities. We openly welcome people from the GLBTI communities.
02 6122 7100

Relationships AUD

Life Line

Life Line

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
13 11 14

Life Line

NewAccess

NewAccess

If life pressures are causing you stress, you can take action. NewAccess is a FREE service that provides support in the form of a coach. It’s someone who can guide you in setting practical goals that will get you back on track.
02 6287 8066

NewAccess

 

Families


 

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline

Providing a wide range of free counselling services. Working in partnership with other service providers, our aim is to improve the physical, mental and social wellbeing of people who access our services.
FREE CALL 1800 55 1800

Kids Helpline

Reach Out

Reach Out

An online mental health organisation for young people and their parents.

Bullying & teens

Gender & teens

Sexuality & teens

PFLAG Australia

PFLAG Australia

PFLAG stands for Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays. We are a non-profit voluntary organisation whose members have a common goal of keeping families together. PFLAG is here to give help, support and information to families, friends of all gay people.

pflag Australia

Raising Children Network

Raising Children Network

All children do better when parents feel supported. You can help rainbow and same-sex families feel supported and like they belong in your community by using respectful language, challenging unhelpful attitudes, talking with your child about being inclusive and more.

RCN

Rainbow Families

Rainbow Families

The mission of Rainbow Families is to build a community which fosters resiliency by connecting, supporting and empowering LGBTQI families.

Rainbow Families

PFLAG Capital Region

PFLAG Capital Region

A social/support network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, their parents, family and friends, in the ACT and surrounding region.

pflag Facebook

ParentLink

ParentLink

PDF Resource: Families Like Mine – A guide for parents of young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, gender diverse or who are questioning their sexuality or gender identity

Parentlink

 

General Infomation


 

FUSE Magazine

FUSE Magazine

FUSE Magazine is Canberra's local LGBTIQ Lifestyle Magazine. Published quarterly you can grab your copy for free or read it online.

FUSE Magazine

Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria

Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria

An online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Our practical support, tools and tips help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times – and the information we offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too.

GLHV

Intersex Human Rights Australia

Intersex Human Rights Australia

Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA) is a national body by and for people born with variations of sex characteristics. We promote human rights and bodily autonomy, and provide information, education, and an online peer support group. We were formerly known as OII Australia.

IHRA

National LGBTI Health Alliance

National LGBTI Health Alliance

The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on LGBTIQ people and other sexuality and gender diverse people and communities.

NHA

The Gender Centre

The Gender Centre

Services for the transgender & gender diverse community. The Gender Centre is the peak state-wide specialist multi- purpose service supporting the transgender, gender diverse and gender questioning community.

Gender Centre

 

Legal Help


 

ACT Human Rights Act

ACT Human Rights Act

This is a republication of the Human Rights Act 2004 (including any amendment made under the Legislation Act 2001, part 11.3 as in force on 2 March 2017. It also includes any commencement, amendment, repeal or expiry affecting this republished law to 2 March 2017.

Human Rights

Anti-Discrimination Act

Anti-Discrimination Act

This is a republication of the Discrimination Act 1991 (including any amendment made under the Legislation Act 2001, part 11.3 as in force on 3 April 2017. It also includes any commencement, amendment, repeal or expiry affecting this republished law to 3 April 2017.

Anti-Discrimination

Youth Law Centre ACT

Youth Law Centre ACT

The Youth Law Centre ACT is Canberra’s free legal service dedicated to young people. We provide free and confidential legal advice in person, over the phone or by email.
02 6173 5410

YMCA CBR

 

Schools, Learning Resources & Scholarships


 

Kids Matter

Kids Matter

KidsMatter Primary is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools and is proven to make a positive difference to the lives of Australian children.

Kids Matter

Enhance TV

Enhance TV

EnhanceTV is an educational video platform, giving you access to curriculum-linked content and an easy way to share it with your students. You can find, clip and share video with students and other teachers. The library includes a wide range of classroom-ready clips from Australian broadcast television, including news, entertainment and documentaries.

Enhance TV

Human Rights Examples for the Australian Curriculum

Human Rights Examples for the Australian Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum provides a rich opportunity for children and young people to learn about their human rights and the importance of respecting the rights and freedoms of others.

Rights ED

Student Wellbeing Hub

Student Wellbeing Hub

Feeling safe and supported is the right of everyone in the school community. The resources available on the Student Wellbeing Hub help to create learning communities that promote student wellbeing and the development of respectful relationships. The Hub is guided by the principles of the National Safe Schools Framework, which highlight the importance of educators, parents and students working together. We can make a difference, starting now.

Hub

Office of the eSafety commissioner

Office of the eSafety commissioner

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is committed to empowering all Australians to have safer, more positive experiences online. The Office was established in 2015 with a mandate to coordinate and lead the online safety efforts across government, industry and the not-for profit community.

eSafety

Pinnacle Foundation

Pinnacle Foundation

The Pinnacle Foundation exists to give young LGBT+ students the chance to achieve their full potential, to light the spark within. The Pinnacle Foundation provides financial scholarships to students across Australia.

Pinnacle

 

Days of Significance


 

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

Save the date for the ninth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA)- 3rd Friday of March annually — Australian schools will unite in their communities to celebrate Australia’s key anti-bullying event for schools.

Bullying, No Way!

Transgender Visibility

Transgender Visibility

The International TDoV is an annual holiday celebrated around the world. The day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender & gender non-conforming people while raising awareness of the work that is still needed to save Transgender lives.

TDOV

IDAHOBIT

IDAHOBIT

On May 17 people each year, all over Australia will stand against discrimination in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) mates, colleagues and families.

IDAHOBIT

Wear it purple

Wear it purple

Celebrated on the last Friday in August each year, Wear it Purple is celebrated around the world and is committed to respect diversity and social equality. We will persevere until the world is safe for rainbow young people to be proud of who they are.

Wear it purple

Intersex Day of Solidarity

Intersex Day of Solidarity

The Intersex Day Project promotes human rights actions for Intersex Awareness Day (26 October) and Intersex Day of Solidarity (8 November), and documents and shares the histories and works of the intersex movement.

Intersex Day

Trans Day of Remembrance

Trans Day of Remembrance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance, is observed annually on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to draw attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.

TDR

SpringOUT Pride Canberra

SpringOUT Pride Canberra

Held during the month on November each year SpringOUT is the official LGBTIQ pride festival of the ACT. The one month festival celebrates the diversity of local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex communities.

SpringOut

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December annually across the world on 10 December every year. Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity.

Human Rights Day