Services and support

This list includes services here at Charles Sturt University and external services that you can access.

  • At Charles Sturt University

    Contact us

    Should you feel discriminated/disadvantaged or need advice or support on name, gender or sexuality issues, please email

    Student Counselling Service

    This free service is available to all students. Counsellors are all trained Psychologists or Social Workers, who are able to provide assistance with issues pertaining to sexuality, sex and gender identity, interpersonal relationships, social isolation and other difficulties arising from these.

    Make an appointment

  • Charles Sturt networking and peer groups

    You're encouraged to be involved in the LGBTIQA+ groups on their campuses.

    LGBTIQA+ Bathurst campus

    This group is for LGBTIQA+ students and supporters of queers to meet and mingle.

    The group is on Facebook at: You can also contact your SRC Rep for details on the next meeting.

    Momentum - LGBTIQA+ and Supporters Group

    CSU Wagga Wagga SRC has a group dedicated to the celebration, support and representation of all members of the LGBTIQA+ community

    Facebook Page:

  • External counselling, support and advocacy services

    The following organisations provide information, counselling, and social opportunities for LGBTIQA+ people. Some of these sites list many other support and community groups, social venues and events.

    A Gender Agenda

    A Gender Agenda works with all those who do not fit cultural assumptions about the male/female binary, whether because of their gender identity, gender presentation, history or biological characters. They provide support, advocacy, training and community development.


    ACON is New South Wales' leading health promotion organisation specialising in HIV and LGBTIQA+ health.

    Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby

    The Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby (GLRL) advocates on behalf of the lesbians and gay men. GLRL provide referral and educative resources on gay and lesbian rights to the media, policy makers and the community.

    The Gender Centre

    The Gender Centre provide a wide range of services to people with gender issues, their partners, family members and friends in New South Wales. They are an accommodation and counselling service for our gender questioning clients from the age of 16 and up, and also act as an education, support, training and referral resource centre to other organisations and service providers.

    MCC Sydney

    Metropolitan Community Church Sydney (MCC Sydney) is a dynamic, spiritual and friendly place of Christian worship. They welcome men and women of all ages, backgrounds and stages of their relationship with God. Our members and friends are a broad community of individuals and families who come together in gospel, communion, music and prayer.

    National LGBTI Health Alliance

    The National LGBTI Health Alliance is 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 and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities.


    PFLAG - Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays is a non-profit voluntary organisation whose members have a common goal of keeping families together. PFLAG offer help, support and information to families, friends of all lesbian and gay people.


    QLife is Australia's first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people of diverse sex, genders and sexualities. QLife provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to support LGBTIQA+ people of all ages. 1800 184 527 (5:30PM-10:30PM)

    Reach Out

    A site specifically dedicated to helping youth all over Australia come to terms with all sorts of issues they may have.


    Twenty10 incorporating GLCS NSW is a community-based, non-profit, state-wide organisation, working with and supporting people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities, their families and communities.

  • Networks and support groups in our regions

    Hume Phoenix

    Hume Phoenix is a social support group for gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (GLBTIQ) people, their family and friends living in the Albury-Wodonga region.  For more information on joining their upcoming events, where you can meet and get to know people in the community in a safe and friendly environment, see

    Rainbow Alliance

    The Rainbow Alliance is group from the Connected Communities Project, which aims to provide support and reduce social isolation for LGBTIQA+ members of the Dubbo community and surrounding areas. See more information at their facebook page:

    Rainbow Youth Port Macquarie Headspace

    Established over 5 years ago, RAINBOW YOUTH is a fun group that's all about embracing diversity in a safe place where you can be yourself. Rainbow Youth Port Macquarie Headspace

    Spectrum Bathurst Headspace

    Headspace Bathurst supports a regular social group for Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Asexual (LGBTIQA+) young people. Spectrum Bathurst Headspace


    WAGALS Meet N Greet (Western Area Gay & Lesbian Support Group) is a group that supports gay, lesbian and transgender people and rights. They hold regular events in the Bathurst/Orange area. Email or visit their facebook page at:


    Online spaces can offer information, mentoring and also help you be a part of a community, including: minus18, Ygender, Mind Equality Centre, QLife, StartOut.

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