Creating a healthier, better connected Gippsland.

Information for community members

Gippsland based support groups

Gippsland Pride Initiative is a regional community organisation that connects, celebrates and advocates for LGBTIQA+ Gippsland community members. Gippsland Pride Initiative launched Gippsland’s first Pride Hub in Trafalgar where there are resources available. Address: Trafalgar House, 9 Contingent Street, Trafalgar.

For more information on its work and to see what events are coming up, please visit the website.

Social and community support group for LGBTQIA+ adults in Gippsland. (Search The Queers Are Here on Facebook.)

AXIOS is a social group for LGBTIQA+ and questioning young people aged 12-25 in the Wellington Shire. The name AXIOS means Worthy.

AXIOS (12-17 years old) is on fortnightly on a Wednesday in Sale CBD from 5:30pm-7:00pm.
Youth 12-17 can register using this AXIOS Expression of Interest Form

AXIOS 18+ will commence on Mondays each fortnight from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Sale CBD
For all AXIOS 18+ enquires and registrations please contact Tamara at Uniting

Is a casual support group for young LGBTQIA+ people (16 to 25). U.B.U is co-facilitated by headspace Bairnsdale and the East Gippsland H.E.Y project.

Whatever is a youth led social/action group based at headspace Morwell. It consists of members from the LGBTIQA+ community who wish to socialize with likeminded people and/or engage the community in whatever positive way they choose.

This group meets once a fortnight on Wednesday 5-6:30pm at headspace Morwell.

If you are interested in joining contact Chantelle Chitty on

Phone: 5136 8300 or


Sexual Health Clinics in Gippsland

was opened by Gippsland Lakes Complete Health in Bairnsdale. For more information and the services available please go to the website. Clinic 281 offer sexual health screening and support to access Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).

Clinic 281 provide testing and treatment for Mpox.

Phone: 03 5168 9639

provides a range of sexual health services including Mpox testing and vaccination. For more information and the services available please go to the website.

Phone: 1800 242 696

partners with local GP clinics to offer STI testing, treatment and support. To see an updated list please go to the website. These clinics undertake extensive sexual health training with their expert staff. Services offered include prescriptions for PEP and PrEP.

Practices offering these services

  • Grandview Family Clinic (Cowes) 03 5951 1860
  • Yarram District and Health Service 03 5182 0222 (Option 2) – ask for SHIP appointment. Yarram District and Health Service provide testing and treatment for Mpox.

Mpox (Monkeypox) Testing and Vaccination

works with Gippsland health providers to support vaccination and testing for people at high risk of contracting Mpox.

Providers that provide both testing and vaccination are:

  • Clinic 281 – 03 5168 9639
  • Heyfield Medical Centre – 03 5148 2201
  • Latrobe Community Health Service – 1800 242 696
  • Yarram District and Health Service – 03 5182 0222 (Option 2)

There are other providers that only supply either testing or vaccination. For an up to date list of providers please go to their website.

Other supports available

1800 184 527 (3pm – 10:30pm)

Provides peer driven support services for LGBTIQA+ people, their families, allies, and communities in Victoria. Switchboard is the Victorian partner for QLife.

Switchboard provide a free program for older LGBTIQA+ people called Out and About

Link here

Is a free state-wide service that provides information, support, referral and short term case management to the LGBTIQA+ community in Victoria.

Link here

(Formerly Victorian AIDS Council) deliver community-led and culturally appropriate services that improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQA+ people living throughout Victoria.

Thorne Harbour Health have educational videos for the LGBTQIA+ community including:

  • 10 things you need to know about PrEP
  • PrEP 4 trans

Link here

Victoria’s leading body for trans and gender diverse advocacy.

Link here

Peer led social support and advocacy group for trans and gender diverse young people.

Link here

National not-for-profit company by and for people born with variations of sex characteristics.

Link here

intersex peer support, information and advocacy group for people born with variations in sex characteristics and their families.

Link here

national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQA+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy organisations in the pursuit of positive health and wellbeing.

Link here

first organisation in Australia to dedicate its work to the issues of LGBTIQA+ forced displacement.

Link here

Aims to improve health and wellbeing of, and provide a safe environment for, LGBTIQA+ young people in Australia.

Link here

LGBTIQA+ specific community space (hosted by headspace) where you can find information and support relevant to you.

Link here

Provides accurate, unbiased information and support to families and friends of LGBTI people.

Link here

Provides parent/carers of trans and gender diverse people with support, community connection, information, advocacy and fundraising.

Link here

Non-profit organisation that is dedicated to promoting the acceptance of bi+ people in LGBTIQA+ and mainstream society whilst also providing a fun and safe space for bi+ people to make friends and talk.

Link here

A Resource from Switchboard.

Link here

Crisis support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders 13 92 76 (available 24/7)

Link here

Fund to assist trans and gender diverse people experiencing financial hardship to cover costs of updating their name and sex on their Victorian Birth Certificate

Link here

We provide pre-paid phone and data credit to for up to three months in any calendar period to LGBTIQA+SB members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community This initiative allows for rainbow mob to stay connected with family, friends, and with services. We provide all requests every Friday. Requests need to be in by Thursday, the day before. We offer up to 3 months in any 12-month calendar year period

Link here