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LGBTI Services

LGBTI Services

LGBTI Services

LGBTI Services are targeted towards the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex population. These services provide advice and support around sex, sexuality and gender as well as any other psychological issues you may be facing. There are a number of services available within the Nepean Blue Mountains region as well as many online services and services based in Sydney.

ACON

ACON helps LGBTI people and people with HIV take control of their mental health by providing a range of counselling services and a care coordination program for people with complex needs. Services offered by ACON include:

  • HIV Counselling - free and confidential short term counselling (up to 12 sessions) for people with HIV, people at risk of HIV, people affected by HIV (eg partners, family and friends) and people testing for HIV.
  • Confidential fee-based short term counselling (up to 12 sessions) for LGBTI people seeking support in relation to their mental health and wellbeing. Fees for this service are negotiated according to individual circumstances, and priority is given to people on low incomes or with limited options.
  • Confidential, free short term counselling (up to 12 sessions) for LGBTI people and people with HIV seeking support in relation to their use of alcohol and other drugs.
  • Free and confidential care coordination.

Address
414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Target Audience
People with HIV, gay and bisexual men, lesbians and same-sex attracted women, transgender people, intersex people.

Email
acon@acon.org.au

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm

Call (02) 9206 2114

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The Gender Centre

The Gender Centre develops and provides services and activities for gender diverse people. They offer a wide range of services to people with gender issues, their partners, family members and friends including:

  • Accommodation Services
  • Case Management
  • Counselling Services
  • Education and Training
  • Legal Assistance
  • Needle Exchange
  • Outreach Support Service
  • Over 55's Support
  • Rural and Regional Support
  • Tenancy Support
  • Transgender Anti-Violence Project

Address
41-43 Parramatta Road, Annandale NSW 2038

Email
reception@gendercentre.org.au

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:30pm.

Postal Address
PO Box 266, Petersham NSW 2049

Call (02) 9519 7599

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Katoomba Gay and Lesbian Alcohol Anonymous Recovery

The Gay and Lesbian Alcohol Anonymous group is a safe space where anyone with a problem can meet and share their experience with alcohol who are gay, lesbian or transgender.

Address
Katoomba Neighbourhood Centre, 8 Station St, Katoomba NSW 2780

Target Audience
People with alcohol problems who are gay, lesbian or transgender.

Eligibility
No selection criteria, tests or checks of any sort.

Email
gayaa.australia@gmail.com

Hours of Operation
Meets every Saturday

Local Areas
Blue Mountains

Call (02) 4757 3005

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Lemon Zest

Lemon Zest is a lesbian social group in the Blue Mountains that has regular outings, film nights, dances, camping weekends, writing and drama and other activities. Click here to see what activities are currently taking place at Lemon Zest.

Address
124 Lurline St, Katoomba NSW 2780

Target Audience
Lesbians

Email
at_bmlemonzest@gmail.com

Local Areas
Blue Mountains

Call 0419 551 474

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The Open Door

The Open Door is a Christian based support group for the GLBTIQ community in Penrith and the Blue Mountains. People from a variety of backgrounds come to the Open Door to chat, discuss, reflect and pray.

Address
74 Laycock St, Cranebrook NSW 2749

Eligibility
Community

Email
pastorsue@theopendoor.org.au

Hours of Operation
Meets every Sunday at 6:00pm

Local Areas
Penrith

Call 0411 330 212

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Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)

PFLAG provides help, support and information to families and friends of gay people.

Email
info@pflagaustralia.org.au

Postal Address
PO Box 3751, Marsfield NSW 2122

Call (02) 9204 1002

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People Living with HIV/AIDS

Provides encouraging, meaningful and non-discriminatory social meetings in peaceful surroundings. Meetings are held each Wednesday in Katoomba from 12:30.

Target Audience
People in the Blue Mountains living with HIV/AIDS

Call (02) 4782 2119

Pink Mountains

Pink Mountains is an online community information guide and business directory for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex (LGBTI) people, their friends and supporters, living in or visiting the Blue Mountains.

They provide LGBTI information in the Blue Mountains, including:

  • Social & Support Group information and Links
  • LGBTI Resources and Links
  • Upcoming Blue Mountains and Western Sydney Social Events
  • LGBTI owned/friendly affordable local Business Listings

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Pink Mountains Youth Social Group

A monthly social group for LGBTIQ young people. Meets on the last Tuesday night of each month.

Address
Katoomba Youth Centre, 31 Waratah St, Katoomba NSW 2780

Email
youth@pinkmountains.com.au

Call (02) 4782 6562

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Qheadspace

Qheadspace provides online peer support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, questioning and queer (LGBTIQ+) young people (aged 12-25).  Young people can seek support online from ‘Queer Peers’- young people who have lived experience and training in peer support in a safe and welcoming space.

Young LGBTIQ+ people can log on anonymously and ask questions, about a range of topics like confusion about sexuality or gender, coming out to parents and friends, sex, sexual health, dating, or support services. Young people are welcome to log in and actively participate or just watch the discussion.  Young people who might need professional support can be referred to eheadspace clinicians.

Target Audience
Young people (aged 12-25).

Call 1800 650 890

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QLife Australia

QLife is a national, peer run, free and anonymous telephone and web chat counselling and referral service for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI), their friends and families. QLife operates from 3pm - midnight daily. Phone support is available on 1800 184 527, web chat support is available at qlife.org.au.

Target Audience
People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) 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.

Email
ask@qlife.org.au

Cost
Free

Hours of Operation
7 days a week 3:00pm-12:00am

Call 1800 184 527 Visit website

Sexual Health & HIV Clinic

Provides a professional, caring and non-judgemental service which enables people to look after their own sexual health.

Blue Mountains Clinic
Staff Accommodation Block, Blue Mountains Anzac Memorial Hospital, Katoomba NSW 2780

Nepean Clinic
Court Building, Nepean Hospital, Penrith NSW 2750

Cost
Free

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:30pm

Call (02) 4734 2507 (Penrith)

Call (02) 4784 6560 (Blue Mountains)

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The Three Sisters

A group open to gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex people and their friends and families that arranges social events in the Blue Mountains region. Current activities include:

  • Monthly dinner
  • Monthly luncheon
  • Summer barbecues
  • Flower shows
  • A garden party
  • Annual disco
  • A costume ball

Target Audience
Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex people and their friends and families.

Local Areas
Blue Mountains

Postal Address
PO Box 7074, Leura NSW 2780

Call (02) 8230 0889

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Twenty10 Incorporating GLSC NSW

Twenty10 is a community-based, non-profit, state-wide organisation, working with and supporting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, non-binary, intersex, questioning, queer, asexual and more (LGBTIQA+) people and others of diverse genders and sexualities, their families and communities. They provide:

  • Accommodation
  • Information, referrals, support & advocacy
  • Case management
  • Community education and school support
  • Counselling
  • Drop in
  • Family support services
  • Groups and projects
  • Regional & rural support
  • Specialised training and support for service providers
  • Telephone support

Address
Level 1, 45 Chippen Street, Chippendale NSW 2008

Target Audience
People across Sydney and New South Wales who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, non-binary, intersex, questioning, queer, asexual and more (LGBTIQA+) people and others of diverse genders and sexualities, their families and communities.

Email
info@twenty10.org.au

Postal Address
PO Box 78, Strawberry Hills NSW 2013

Call (02) 8594 9550

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