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Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

Useful websites and Facebook pages

The following websites and Facebook sites may be of assistance if you are seeking further information on issues that affect LGBTIQ communities or wish to enquire about LGBTIQ programs and initiatives within mainstream services. Click on the organisations title to link to their website or Face Book page. 

South Australia

Beyondblue
Beyondblue is a not for profit organisation that works towards changing attitudes, reducing stigma and improving services for people with depression and anxiety as well as their family and friends. You can contact their 24-hour telephone counselling service by telephoning toll free on 1300 224 636.

Bfriend
Bfriend is a free service provided by Uniting Communities. It provides support for people of all ages who are questioning their sexuality or gender identity, or those who are newly identifying as LGBTIQ. Bfriend provides information, offers a referral service, runs training and workshops, and organises volunteer mentors for members of the community who are in the process of coming out. The service is located at 10 Pitt Street, Adelaide and can be contacted on 8202 5190 or on email at Bfriend@unitingcommunities.org.

GRANTassist
GRANTassist provides the community access to up to date information on State Government assistance and programs relevant to Community, Clubs and Individuals. GRANTassist can help you locate the assistance and program initiatives most relevant to your needs. The GRANTassist tool allows you to search for programs across all State Government Departments. The content of GRANTassist is reviewed and amended regularly.

Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner
The Health & Community Services Complaint Commissioner (HCSCC) helps people - service users, carers and service providers - to resolve complaints about health and community services, when a direct approach to the service provider is either unreasonable, or has not succeeded. The HCSCC is located at Level 4, East Wing, 50 Grenfell Street, Adelaide and can be contacted from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 5.00 pm on 8226 8666. If you are calling from regional South Australia, you can do so toll free on 1800 232 007. If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, please use the link above to check the HCSCC website for details on how to access this service.  

Lifeline
Lifeline is a not for profit organisation that provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services. You can contact Lifeline's 24 hour Crisis Support by calling toll free on 13 11 14.

Office for Volunteers
The Office for Volunteers (OfV) is part of Department for Communities and Social Inclusion. OfV provides advice to the Minister for Volunteers and delivers support programs that contribute to the government's priorities of building the capacity of community organisations to be sustainable in years to come, and encouraging all citizens to participate in community life and care for each other. OfV can be contacted by telephone on 1300 014 712 or by email at ofv@sa.gov.au.

Office for Youth
Office for Youth (OfY) is part of the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion. The OfY develops and delivers programs and grants for young people, and organisations working with young people, that support the priority areas of the Minister for Youth in health and wellbeing, education, employment and skill development, engagement and participation. OfY can be contacted on 8207 0452 or by email at OfficeforYouth@sa.gov.au

Play by the Rules - Homophobia in Sport Toolkit
Play by the Rules was first developed by the South Australian Department for Sport and Recreation in 2001 as an interactive education and information website on discrimination, harassment and child protection in sport. Over the years, as more agencies have seen the need to promote Play by the Rules, they have joined as partners and helped by contributing funds, content and in-kind support. Play by the Rules has assembled a range of useful articles, videos, tools and education resources to help create awareness of LGBTI issues in sport.

Qlife
Qlife is Australia's first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people. The project provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to diverse people of all ages experiencing poor mental health, psychological distress, social isolation, discrimination, experiences of being misgendered and/or other social determinants that impact on their health and wellbeing. Qlife counselling services are available 7 days a week, 365 days a year between the hours of 3:00 pm – 12:00 am Australia wide.  Phone counselling and web chat services will be provided by volunteers engaged in their home-state centres, with national support provided by a team of paid staff members. Contact Qlife via the website link provided above.

Relationships Australia
UNIDOS is a specialised service for same-sex attracted, and gender questioning people and community groups from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. UNIDOS can be contacted by calling   Relationships Australia (SA) on (08) 8245 8100 and asking to speak to the UNIDOS Coordinator or a PEACE Multicultural Services team member or on email at unidos@rasa.org.au If you are in regional South Australia you can call toll free on 1800 182 325.

SHineSA - Sexual Health Information Networking & Education SA
SHine SA is the lead sexual health agency in South Australia. We work in partnership with government, health, education and community agencies and communities to improve the sexual health and wellbeing of South Australians. They can be contacted on 1300 883 793, on the toll free number 1800 188 171 for country callers or by email at info@shinesa.org.au.

South Australian Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC SA)
The three main services provided by the EOC SA are information, education, and assessing and resolving complaints. The EOC SA is located on Level 17, 45 Pirie Street, Adelaide. They can be contacted on 8207 1977 or 8207 1911 for those who are speech or hearing impaired. If you are in regional South Australia you can call toll free on 1800 188 163. You can contact the Commission by email at eoc@agd.sa.gov.au

South Australian Mobilisation and Empowerment for Sexual Health
SAMESH was created in 2015 as part of a joint initiative between lead agency, ShineSA and VAC (Victorian AIDS Council). SAMESH delivers a range of services including campaign development, counselling, peer support, workforce education, rapid HIV testing, and support for people living with HIV. They are located at 57 Hyde Street, Adelaide and can be contacted on 8709 95300 or by email at  samesh-enquiries@samesh.org.au.

Women's Information Service
The Women's Information Service provides information to South Australian women online, over the telephone and in person. They are located on the Ground Floor of Chesser House, 91 – 97 Grenfell Street, Adelaide.  They can be contacted on 8303 0590. If you are in regional South Australia you can call toll free on 1800 188 158 or by email at wis@sa.gov.au.


National and International

Australian Gay and Lesbian Archives Inc (AGLA)
The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA) was established in 1978 at the Fourth National Homosexual Conference. ALGA collects and preserves historically significant materials that document the lives of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered people. They can be contacted at algarchives@hotmail.com.

Australian GLBTI Multicultural Council
The AGMC Inc is a peak body for individuals/groups from a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer multicultural background. The AGMC Inc aims to represent the interests of Australian GLBTIQ individual/groups from a multicultural background. It does this primarily by recognising the interests of GLBTIQ multicultural individuals/groups and raising their profile within the wider GLBTIQ and multicultural communities. They are located at 6 Claremenont Street South Yarra Victoria and can be contacted on 0466 340 412 or by email at contact@agmc.org.au.

Australian Human Rights Centre (AHRC)
The AHRC is an inter-disciplinary research and teaching institute based in the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales. The AHRC aims to increase public awareness of and academic scholarship in domestic and international human rights standards, laws and procedures through research projects, education programs and publications. They can be contacted on (02) 9385 1803 or at diane.macdonald@unsw.edu.au.

Australian Human Rights Commission
The Commission was established in 1986 by an act of the federal Parliament. They are an independent statutory organisation and report to the federal Parliament through the Attorney-General. They are located at Level 3, 75 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW. They can be contacted on (02) 9284 9600 or for those with speech or hearing impairments 1800 620 241. The complaints information line is 1300 656 419 and for general enquiries and publications call 1300 369 711.

Australian Marriage Equality
Australian Marriage Equality (AME) is a national organisation working for equal marriage for all consenting adults.  The organisation was formed in 2004 to campaign against then proposed amendments to the Marriage Act entrenching marriage as only between a man and a woman.  AME's approach to achieving marriage equality is through lobbying, advocacy and education.

Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV)
GLHV is managed by a consortium consisting of The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, Women's Health Victoria and the Victorian AIDS Council/Gay Men's Health Centre. The unit and its website are funded by the Victorian government. GLHV provides advice to the Victorian government; training to health services and organisations, develops resources and undertakes relevant research. They can be contacted on (03) 9479 8700 or by email at info@glhv.org.au.

Minus 18
Minus 18 is Australia's Largest Youth Led Organisation for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans* Youth. Minus 18 aims to improve the lives of same sex attracted and gender diverse (SSAGD) youth; to empower them, connect them with others and help them understand themselves. They do this through social events, resource production, partnering with other community groups, and awareness raising. Minus 18 can be contacted by email at info@minus18.org.au.

National LGBTI Health Alliance
The National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance) is a coalition of organisations from across Australia which provide health-related programs, services and research targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and other sexuality, sex and gender diverse people (LGBTI). You can contact the Alliance by telephone on (02) 8568 1123 or by email at info@lgbtihealth.org.au.

Organisation Intersex International Australia Limited
The Organisation Internationale des Intersexués (OII) is the world's largest intersex organisation with members representing almost all known intersex variations. OII has affiliates in twenty countries, on six continents, speaking ten languages (including Mandarin Chinese and Arabic). OII Australia is the Australian affiliate of OII. They can be contacted at info@oii.org.au.

Pride in DiversityPride in Diversity is Australia's first and only not-for-profit workplace program designed specifically to assist Australian employers with the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees. You can contact Pride in Diversity by telephone on (02) 9206 2138 or on (02) 9283 2088 if you have a hearing or speech impairment. They can be contacted by email on info@prideindiversity.com.au.

Safe Schools Coalition Australia
Safe Schools Coalition Australia is a national network of organisations working with schools to create safer and more inclusive environments for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, staff and families. The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) is the national convenor of Safe Schools Coalition Australia. FYA have partnered with SHine SA to deliver the program in South Australia.  They offer a suite of free resources and support to equip school staff with knowledge, skills and practical ideas to create safer and more inclusive school environments for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, staff and families. School membership and engagement with Safe Schools Coalition Australia is voluntary and school principals and teachers make professional judgements about accessing support and resources to suit their school. You can find out more about the Safe Schools Coalition by following this link.

Stonewall UK
Stonewall UK is a registered charity that lobbies for gay and lesbian rights, works with schools to reduce homophobia and commissions research into issues of importance to lesbians and gay men. They work with a range of groups across the United Kingdom and internationally. Stonewall UK can be contacted by email at info@stonewall.org.uk.

The Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS) Support Group Australia Inc.
AIS are a peer support, information and advocacy group for people affected by AIS and/or related intersex conditions, and their families. Email: aissgaustralia@gmail.com

The Gender Centre
The Gender Centre is a non-government organisation, operated as an incorporated association. The Gender Centre is committed to developing and providing services and activities, which enhance the ability of people with gender issues to make informed choices. The Centre has useful online resources, including fact sheets, resource kits and an online monthly newsletter. The Gender Centre can be contacted by telephone on (02) 9569 2366 or by email at reception@gendercentre.org.au.

The Pinnacle Foundation
The Pinnacle Foundation has been established to provide educational scholarships to lesbian, gay, transsexual, queer, intersex and bisexual youth who are marginalised or disadvantaged. The Pinnacle Foundation can be contacted by telephone on (02) 9990 4708 or by email at admin@thepinnaclefoundation.org.

Transgender Victoria (TGV)
TGV is a not for profit organisation which provides, advice, support and referral to members of the transgender community, their families and friends. It also provides training in organisations and workplaces on how to provide better services for transgender people and create an inclusive workplace. TGV can be contacted by telephone on (03) 9517 6613 or by email at enquiries@transgendervictoria.com.

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