LGBTIQA+ Counselling and Support

You're not alone @ UniMelb

At UniMelb, we recognise the richness diversity brings and pride ourselves on fostering and promoting a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment free from discrimination, harassment, vilification, or victimisation based on sexual orientation, sexuality, or gender identity.

We acknowledge there are a wide range of unique challenges facing people from the LGBTIQA+ community:

We are here to help

You may be questioning or decided it is time to tell others about your sexuality or gender identity. This can be an important, exciting, and affirming moment for every LGBTIQA+ person, however, it can also be a daunting and often challenging process. Where do you start, who do you invite in, and how do you do it?

It is usually helpful to talk with someone you trust.  You might want to talk to a friend or a qualified counsellor. If you are questioning or planning to invite others in, our specialist LGBTIQA+ Counsellor can support you through the process.

As a member of the LGBTIQA+ community, they understand what it's like, which means you don't have to explain yourself. You can just focus on the issues that matter to you.

Community connection & support

Becoming part of an LGBTIQA+ community can be an important step in building a support network and making lasting social connections with people who understand issues specific to LGBTIQA+ people. The UMSU Queer Department can also help in providing advice and a safe place, along with local support groups and resources listed below.

Links for further support

LGBTIQA+ Services Offering Counselling

LGBTIQA+ Friendly GP Clinics & Health Resources





Things To Do To Feel Connected

Black Rainbow - Supports the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander lesbian, gay, bisexual, sistergirl & brotherboy and queer community.

Rainbow Network - Community organisations discussing LGBTIQ issues.

Joy 94.9 - Australia's only 24/7 LGBTIQ radio station.

Star Observer/Star online - The latest in LGBTIQ news from around Australia.

LGBTIQ Multicultural Directory - List of multicultural LGBTIQ services and supports