In this section Trans Health SA will post links to other agencies who may be able to offer a service specific to the Trans and Gender Diverse Community of SA as well as links to website resources and fact sheets that might be helpful.
SHINE SA – A range of services including sexual health clinics, counselling, Hyde St. medical service, and more!
The Sexual and Gender Diversity section of the website has lots of links and resources listed including support for parents. SHINE SA offers counselling services at low/no cost and a mental health treatment plan from a doctor is NOT required.
SHINE SA also offers a rural Country SA contact service called Gender Connect Country SA. This service offers over the phone and webchat peer support for gender diverse people, those who are questioning their gender, parents and carers, and professionals seeking guidance.
Thorne Harbour Health (SA) – Thorne Harbour Health Adelaide is committed to ensuring that the communities we serve have the support they need to thrive in South Australia. This service includes a free Alcohol and Other Drugs program and a free LGBTQIA+ Mental Health Program (Mental Health Treatment Plan required from doctor).
Metro Youth Health – Provides clinical health services to young people in the community aged 12 – 25 with a focus on young people under 18 years.
CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services is a free community-based mental health service provided through SA Health’s Women’s and Children’s Health Network across metro SA. They offer both therapeutic counsellors and psychiatrists.
SAMESH – 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, in South Australia.
Uniting Communities offers two programs.
Bfriend matches people on a short-term basis with a trained peer volunteer. They run groups, and can provide you with information and referrals. They can also offer workshops and training for other service providers. Their website also lists an event page, resource directory and news page.
Our Place provides free counselling at their office at 10 Pitt St, Adelaide for LGBTIQA+ Young people under the age of 25 and their loved ones. Counselling can be without the young person present if needed, and phone counselling is available.
Call 8202 5190 to book or email: [email protected]
Catalyst Foundation – Catalyst Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation and the leading provider of community information in South Australia. They connect people to services and provide free and independent information to all South Australians. They run social activities for LGBTIQA+ people over 50 and provide LGBTIQA+ inclusion & domestic violence training. Catalyst Foundation also established and maintains the Rainbow Directory SA and the LGBTIQA+ Digital Device Library, loaning ipads & tablets to our community members for free.
Black Rainbow – Australia’s first, and only, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (LGBQTI) Suicide Prevention National Advocacy Platform and National Touchpoint. We support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI people who are homeless, leaving domestic violence relationships or the justice system. We are 100% Indigenous owned and operated.
Beyond Blue, ‘Working Therapeutically with LGBTI client’s. click here
National LGBTI Health Alliance provides research on the health and lives of the LGBTI+ community in Australia.
Diverse Voices: peer telephone and online support service for LGBTIQA people.
QLife national telephone and web counselling service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, families and friends.
Headspace, Purple Pack – resources for transgender and gender diverse young people.
Report on the ‘Trans Pathways’ survey conducted by Telethon Kids to shed light on the mental health of transgender young people in Australia and now services can be improved for this demographic. click here
Minus 18 – Champions for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) Youth Australia Wide. We provide information, education and are behind events such as the Queer Formal Melbourne and Adelaide.
Reach Out – Resources for youth, parents and schools about gender identity and other topics relating to mental health.
Australian Transgender Support Association of Queensland – We provide support and information on all aspects of gender reassignment, for the general community and people who are experiencing difficulty with their gender identity.
Queensland Aids Council – All of our programs are transgender and gender diverse inclusive, however we also offer a number of transgender and gender diverse specific programs, including:
The Brisbane Gender Clinic is run from our Brisbane office on Wednesdays by Dr. Gale Bearman.
Many Genders One Voice is a sex and gender diverse health action group.
New South Wales
ACON (NSW) – provides language guides, reports, a health strategy advisory group for transgender and gender diverse people and more.
ACON also provide the resource TransHub.
TransHub is a digital information and resource platform for all trans and gender diverse (TGD) people in NSW, their loved ones, allies and health providers.
A Gender Agenda (NSW) is a community organization working in conjunction with the gender-diverse and intersex communities to educate, train, increase public awareness, advocate, and provide resources and information.
Trans Melbourne Gender Project (Vic), Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria and Rainbow Network Victoria – Booklet for people aged 16-25 who are questioning their gender. click here
Transgender Victoria (Vic)consults with the transgender community to create and conduct advocacy projects.
Zoe Belle Gender Collective (Vic)- An online not-for-profit seeking to provide support, training & resources for the Victorian trans and gender diverse community
Monash Gender Clinic (Vic) – The Gender Clinic is a state-wide service that accepts referrals for individuals who are aged 17 and above and reside in the state of Victoria.
YGender (Vic) – Ygender is a peer led support and advocacy organisation for trans and gender diverse young people.
Trans Folk of WA – TransFolk of WA is a support service for all transgender people and their loved ones in Western Australia. The organisation provides accessible safe spaces where members can expect dynamic peer support.
Freedom Centre (WA) – Freedom Centre is here to help support young people, families and whole communities to be healthy, happy and informed about diverse sexuality, sex and gender. We host drop in spaces which are safe spaces to hang out, have fun, meet other young people who are LGBTIQ+ and get peer-support and any information you may need.
Transforming Families – Transforming Families is an academic and community collaboration supporting parents of gender diverse children. Find research, resources and support for your family.
Working it Out (Tas) – To provide support and education services responsive to and based on the lived experiences of LGBTI Tasmanians and their families. WIO also run the Being Proud project that provides information and resources for Tasmanian parents and families of young people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Sexuality Diverse and Gender Diverse.
Northside Clinic – Visiting doctors specialising in LGBTI health provide a 3-day clinic on a monthly basis to offer welcoming, high quality healthcare to members of the LGBTI community. This is a fully bulk-billed service with no cost to patients.
Northern Territory Gov – General information to find out about support and appropriate health care guidance for transgender and gender diverse adults, children and adolescents in the Northern Territory (NT).