Gender Wellbeing Resources

Trans Health SA

Trans Health SA proudly hosts the SA Practitioners List as well as resources for the community to seek support and social engagement.


WPATH Standards of Care (World Professional Association for Transgender Health)

‘The overall goal of the SOC is to provide clinical guidance for health professionals to assist transgender, and gender nonconforming people with safe and effective pathways to achieving lasting personal comfort with their gendered selves, in order to maximize their overall health, psychological well-being, and self-fulfillment.’ (taken from WPATH website, Jan 2017)


AusPATH (Australian Professional Association for Trans Health)

AusPATH actively promotes communication and collaboration among professionals and community members involved in the health, rights and well-being of people who experience difference in sexual formation and/or gender expression.

Rainbow Directory SA

The Rainbow Directory SA includes services, organisations, groups and activities that are for, or inclusive of, LGBTIQA+ communities.


Trans Health SA

Trans Health SA provides a series of resources for the transgender community living in South Australia.

Rainbow Directory SA

The Rainbow Directory SA includes services, organisations, groups and activities that are for, or inclusive of, LGBTIQA+ communities. Search for youth-based groups using this directory.


Queer Youth Drop In, FEAST (Adelaide, CBD)     (08) 8463 0684

A regular bi-monthly drop in space for queer young people to meet, feel comfortable and take part in activities planned by and for LGBTIQ young people (15 to 26). On 6-9pm every second and fourth Thursday of the month.


Southern Youth Rainbow Space, Skylight (Christies Beach, SA)   (08) 8378 4100

Skylight (previously known as Mental Illness Fellowship of SA) is a community based, not-for-profit organisation delivering a range of programs and services for people affected by mental illness, carers and the community. This is a chill, welcoming Drop-in space for queers aged 15-25, on Thursdays fortnightly, 5pm-8pm (First and third week of each month).


YouSpace, headspace Port Adelaide (SA) (08) 8215 6340

A group for young people aged 12 to 17 years who identify as gender questioning, gender-diverse and transgender. Building resilience, skills and peer support.


Rainbow Group, headspace Port Adelaide (SA) (08) 8215 6340

This group is provided on the third Thursday of each month – a drop in program for young people aged 12-17 years who identify as LGBTIQ. The group is a safe space to build resilience, develop new skills, obtain peer support and meet like-minded people.


Gender Dive, Headspace Edinburgh North (Edinburgh North, SA)      (08) 8209 0700

A social support group that meets fortnightly, inclusive of all LGBTIQ community members aged 14-25 years. They meet at Salisbury Twelve25 Salisbury Youth Enterprise Centre.


LGBTIQ+ youth group, headspace (Mount Gambier, SA)              (08) 8725 0443

Headspace Mount Gambier is an inclusive and safe space for young people aged 12-25, this includes those who identify as sexually or gender diverse, or are unsure about their sexual or gender identity. Meets fortnightly on Thursdays.

Parents of Gender Diverse Children

Parents of Gender Diverse Children was incorporated in early 2016 as a way to give a voice to parents and those parenting trans and gender diverse children.


The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (VIC)      (03) 9345 5890

The Royal Children’s Hospital Gender Service aims to improve the physical and mental wellbeing outcomes of children and adolescents who experience gender dysphoria. The resources list is well worth checking out.



Transcend is a parent led peer support network and information hub for transgender children and their families in Australia. The name ‘Transcend’ was chosen as a positive affirmation to help rise above the challenges that young people and their families are faced with daily.


Gender Help for Parents

A website created by Australian parents who have struggled to find information about services and support for issues around their children’s gender identity.

SHINE SA (SA)    1300 794 584

SHINE SA has provided sexual health services to the South Australian community since 1970. Services include clinics, counselling, community and professional education programs, library facilities and resources.


South Australian Mobilisation + Empowerment for Sexual Health – SAMESH (SA)                  (08) 7099 5300

SAMESH provides support, education and training about Sexual Health and HIV for men who have sex with men and people living with HIV, as well as services for the broader LGBTIQ community. Services include: counselling, peer support and health promotion.


South Australian Sex Industry Network – SIN (SA)        (08) 8351 7626

A peer worker organisation run by sex workers for sex workers, including male, female, transgender and non-binary identifying sex workers.


Thorne Harbour Health (VIC)           (03) 9865 6700          1800 134 840

Thorne Harbour Health leads the fight against HIV/AIDS by providing care and support for people living with HIV, health promotion, and advocacy. Thorne Harbour Health offers a range of services and programs aimed at LGBTI communities to ensure all gender, sex, and sexually diverse individuals are treated with dignity and can participate fully in society.


AIDS Council of New South Wales – ACON (NSW)                               (02) 9206 2000                   1800 063 060

ACON helps LGBTI people take control of their health so they can look after themselves as well as their partners, family and friends. They provide the latest information on health issues affecting LGBTI people, and offer a range of services delivered by caring people who genuinely understand the health issues affecting LGBTI people.



Grunt is an online resource about safe sex between trans men and cis guys. It’s a space to get accurate, inclusive and sex-positive sexual health information.

Equal Opportunity Commission of South Australia          (08) 8207 1977            1800 188 163

The Equal Opportunity Commission provides three main services in South Australia: information, education, and assessing and resolving complaints. They provide information about equal opportunity (EO) in a range of publications and fact sheets and on their website. You can phone, call into our office or make an appointment to see us if you have an enquiry.


Consumer & Business Services (CBS)     131 882

Information you need to register a change of name or apply for a change of name certificate.


DCSI LGBTIQ Inclusion    (08) 8226 8800

The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) brings together a range of services, funding and policy responsibilities which together support safety, equality, opportunity and justice across South Australia.


Adelaide Sexual Health Centre             (08) 8222 5075              Toll-free: 1800 806 490 (SA country callers)

Adelaide Sexual Health Centre (formerly Clinic 275) provides a free and confidential specialist sexual health service for South Australia. This includes medical consultations and advice, testing and treatment for all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, on-site laboratory testing, partner notification and support, and much more.


The Gender Centre (NSW)          (02) 9519 8200

A service committed to developing and providing services and activities, which enhance the ability of people with gender issues to make informed choices. We offer a wide range of services to people with gender issues, their partners, family members and friends in New South Wales. The website also has many detailed resources that are well worth a look.


National LGBTI Health Alliance (NSW)  (02) 8568 1123

The national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people (LGBTI) and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities.


Sistergirls & Brotherboys Australia (national) 

Gender diverse Aboriginal Sistergirls and Brotherboys ….we also invite family friends and supporters to join our closed group.


A Gender Agenda (ACT)       (02) 6162 1924

Support gender rights in Australia, based in ACT.


Transgender Victoria – TGV (VIC)          (03) 9020 4642

Transgender Victoria works with and for, the trans and gender diverse (TGD) community as well as its allies, to create positive change in areas that impact the human rights of TGD people.


Rainbow Health Victoria (VIC)   (03) 9479 8760

A lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health and wellbeing policy and resource unit. RHV is funded by the Victorian Government and sits within the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University. RHV is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTI Victorians and the quality of care they receive.


Gender Dysphoria Clinic (VIC)   (03) 9556 5216

Provides a specialist assessment service for Victoria and other Australian States and Territories.


Equinox (VIC)                    (03) 9416 2889

Equinox is a peer led Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) Health Service operated by the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC). Their services include General Practice healthcare, sexual health, hormone initiation and management, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and counselling.


Australian Transgender Support Association of QLD –  ATSAQ (QLD)       (07) 3843 5024

ATSAQ is run by transgender people for transgender people and provides emotional/moral support for people with Gender Dysphoria, their families and friends. They provide support and information on all aspects of gender reassignment, for the general community and people who are experiencing difficulty with their gender identity.


Freedom Centre (WA)     (08) 9228 0354     (08) 9482 0000

Freedom Centre is for young people (under 26) to support each other and their communities to be informed, happy and healthy about their sexuality, sex and gender. The drop-in centre is a safe space to hang out, have fun, meet other LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, Questioning and otherwise diverse in their sexuality and/or gender) young people and get peer-support and information.


Transfolk of Western Australia (WA)

Transfolk of WA aim to provide a support network and various services for trans people and their loved ones in Western Australia. Aside from our safe and monitored online spaces, they have in person support groups, social events and a 1 on 1 mentoring program to ensure those who are isolated or have special needs are made to feel safe and supported no matter what their personal circumstances may be.


Working It Out (TAS)

Working It Out provides services designed to meet the needs of people negotiating their gender identity, sexuality, and/or intersex status through: individual counselling and/or support, support groups, student education and support in schools, training in workplaces, information for the wider community, policy development and partnership projects with other services.


Gender Identity Australia

Latest research findings on gender.


Trans Health Australia – South Australia

Trans Health Australia is a national advocacy and support network that focuses on improving medical services, including surgery, to benefit the health & wellbeing of members of the trans community.


Intersex Human Rights Australia

Intersex Human Rights Australia is an independent support, education and policy development organisation, by and for people with intersex variations or traits. Our work focuses on human rights, bodily autonomy and self-determination, and on evidence-based, patient-directed healthcare.


Rainbow Family Tree (SA)

Rainbow Family Tree is a space for sharing stories of life, love, family and loss. It is a collection of people exploring the parameters of their identities (GLBTQIS, ‘other’ or ‘ally’). They’re testing whether challenging assumptions about gender, sexuality, identity and family, can actually contribute to social change.


Libraries of SA

There are numerous books and other resources to be found at your local library. Type words like ‘transgender’, ‘transsexual’ or ‘gender identity’ into the catalogue system and place a hold on items, which you can then request to be sent to your nearest library location.

Susan’s Place

News and support for the transgender and transsexual community! Also contains a database of transgender related websites, chat, message boards, and wiki.


International Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people. It allows communities to publicly mourn and honour the lives of brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. It expresses love and respect for trans people. And, it reminds non-transgender people that trans people are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers.


Transgender Support

Transgender Support is an online community, offering live chat support to transgender and gender variant people. All are welcome, including parents, children, allies, friends and significant others.


Transgender Universe

Transgender news, culture and community.


People With Trans Parents (USA)

A support for children of trans parents. There is a secret Facebook page associated with this resource.

LGBTI Inclusion Training (SHINE SA)    (08) 8300 5323

Foundations of LGBTI Inclusion training is a half-day overview of the knowledge needed to create an inclusive workplace. HOW2 Create LGBTI Inclusive Services is an in-depth, practical program which helps organisations reach their inclusivity goals and potentially achieve accreditation as an inclusive service. SHINE SA was the first South Australian organisation to be awarded Rainbow Tick accreditation for LGBTI inclusive practice and is proud to support other organisations to create safer and more inclusive workplaces and services.


Claremont Goulet Consultancy   0413717136

Equal Opportunity, Anti-Discrimination and Diversity facilitation.