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Gender Clinics Support Groups Australia
« on: July 01, 2018, 01:26:38 AM »
Gender Clinics/Support groups Australia wide

NOTE: Most of these places are self funded, or only run for half the week. So make sure you check their website for when they are open if you want to call.

Queensland

Seahorse Society of Queensland (Support Group) (Annerley)
WARNING: Based on the site, they may not be too great with trans* stuff, but they seem to mean well. Seems more crossdressing orientated.
P.O. Box 574 Annerley QLD 4102
Email: seahorseqld@gmail.com
Aim to provide a safe environment for members and other persons in their lives to meet and socialise and offer counselling where possible. Wholly self-funded and open to people no matter what their sexuality. Aimed at helping trans* people and crossdressers. Support group type.
http://seahorseqld.org.au

Cairns Sexual Health Service (Gender Clinic) (Cairns)
1st Floor - Cairns North Community Health Facility
381 Sheridan Street
Cairns North, 4870 QLD.
Corner of Sheridan & Arthur Streets
Phone: 07 4226 4769
Cairns Sexual Health Service have a team of health professionals (sexual health physicians (doctors), nurses & psychologists who are experienced & trained in working with gender issues & transitioning. Cairns Sexual Health Services adheres to the WPATH Standards of Care for Gender Identity Disorders.
http://www.health.qld.gov.au/sexhealth/help/cairns.asp

Open Doors Youth Service (Support Service) (Fortitude Valley)
5 Greensquare Close
(PO Box 194)
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Phone: (07) 3257 7660
Email: opendoors@opendoors.net.au
A self funded LGBT service program accepting of all diversities. Aimed at ages 12 to 24. Supportive and helpful for transitioning and getting through rough patches.
http://www.opendoors.net.au/

Freedom Transgender/Gender Diverse (Support Group)
(Gold Coast)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/327651003974275/
   Vanessa Stretton
   Email: vanessa@freedomgender.org.
   Mobile: 0416557244
OR
   Michelle Diamond (Assistant Secretary)
   Email: michelle@freedomgender.org.au
   Mobile: 0421822489
http://www.freedomgender.org.au

Healthy Communities (Gender Clinic) (Maroochydore)
107 Maud St Maroochydore QLD 4558
Phone: (07) 5458 9300
Email: ssc@qahc.org.au

Gold Coast Sexual Health Clinic (Gender Clinic) (Miami)
P.O. Box 44 Miami QLD 4220
2019 Gold Coast Highway Miami QLD
Phone: (07) 5576 9033
Email: sexualhealthgc@health.qld.gov.au
A public sexual health clinic with an interest in and experience of transgender medicine. Medical staff, nursing staff, dietician, psychologist. Referral to speech pathology, endocrinologists, psychiatrists, surgeons available. Consultations free by appointment.
http://www.health.qld.gov.au/sexhealth/help/gold_coast.asp

Australian Transgenderist Support Association of Queensland (Support Group) (New Farm) (A.T.S.A.Q.)
P.O. Box 212 New Farm QLD 4005
Phone: (07) 3843 5024 (8:00am - 6:00pm)
Email: atsaq.inc@gmail.com
“A small non-profit organisation providing counselling, referral and information, crisis counselling, for transgendered people, their families and friends.” Organised at one of their homes. Friendly, consists of only adult trans* women last I checked. Might be uncomfortable if you’re a youth unless looking for adult support rather than peers. Support group type.
http://www.atsaq.com/

Healthy Communities (Gender Clinic) (Teneriffe)
30 Helen Street Teneriffe
Phone: (07) 3017 1777 (Wednesdays only, 1pm-3pm)
“The weekly clinic will open on Wednesdays and clients will be bulk-billed by Dr Gale Bearman, who is the state’s leading GP on transgender health.” Excellent place to go for hormones.

Townsville Sexual Health Clinic (Townsville)
35 Gregory Street, North Ward, QLD 4810
Phone: (07) 4433 9600 - ask for Sexual Health
No cost, although clients will be asked for a Medicare Card for bulk-billing purposes, it is not compulsory. Referrals should be to Dr Arun Menon.

Transbridge (Support Group) (Townsville)
374 Fulham Road, Heatley, Townsville QLD 4814
Phone: (07) 4779 9229
Mobile: 0412 168 299
A support group for those who are trans* in the Townsville area. We have connections with sexual health, mental health, A.I.S.A. counselling and others by association.


The G Spot (Support Group) (Roma)
Roma Street Parklands
Phone 0413 976 113
Email jade_mirabito@hotmail.com
An online and monthly face-to-face group for those identifying/considering identifying as; trans-, intersex, gender queer/variant/diverse etc. This group is also open to family, friends and allies. This is a social/friendship group that is managed by the members and individually funded. This group organises monthly picnics on the second Sunday of every month. These informal picnics are located mainly in the Roma St Parklands.



New South Wales

Twenty10 (Support Service)(Chippendale)
Level 1, 45 Chippen Street, Chippendale
Phone: (02) 8594 9550 (admin) or 02 8594 9555 (metro support)
Email: info@twenty10.org.au
“We work with and support young people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities, their families and friends. We aim to be a beacon of strength and acceptance - supporting young people to build resilience and achieve their potential. Twenty10 is a free and confidential service.”
http://www.twenty10.org.au

The Gender Centre (Support Service)(Petersham)
7 Bent Street
Petersham N.S.W.
Phone: (02) 9569 2366 or 1800 069 115
Email: reception@gendercentre.org.au
“We offer a wide range of services to people with gender issues, their partners, family members and friends in New South Wales. We are an accommodation and counselling service for our gender questioning clients from the age of 16 and up, we also act as an education, support, training and referral resource centre to other organisations and service providers."
http://www.gendercentre.org.au

Ausgender (Support Service) (Sydney)
Email contact form here
"Our Mission…
To provide support and services to the transgender community and individuals alike. To empower individuals with the inner strength, support and information, to allow them to make choices that are right for them. To promote equal legal rights and greater social awareness/acceptance within the broader community. To seek and promote medical services of the highest quality and care, to a broader community.”
http://www.ausgender.com



Australian Capital Territory

A Gender Agender (Support Service)
Phone: (02) 6162 1924
Email: support@genderrights.org.au
“Our primary goal for the near future is to build a strong and supportive community for all ages, and all kinds of sex and gender diverse people. Our group currently includes transgendered people, transsexuals, genderqueers, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, third gender, intersexed people, and the partners and children of such people.” There’s a youth group, events each month, a psychologist (specialising in gender), weekly support/drop-in sessions.
http://www.genderrights.org.au



Victoria

Switchboard (Phone line support)
Phone: (03) 9663 2939 or 1800 184 527 (for regional Victoria)
Mon - Thurs 6-10 pm (Wed 2-10pm)
Fri, Sat, Sun & pub hols 6-9pm

Southern Health (Gender Clinic) (Clayton)
246 Clayton Road, Clayton, Victoria 3168
Phone: (03) 9594 6666
Email contact form here
Formerly the Monash Gender Clinic, the SHGC is a multidisciplinary team comprising Consultant Psychiatrists, a Social Worker, Clinical Psychologist, administrative support, and external private consultants in Speech Pathology, Endocrinology and Plastic Surgery. They have awareness around genderqueer issues and allow their clients to direct their own journey.
http://www.monashhealth.org/

ButchFemmeTrans (Support Group) (Fitzroy)
We are a social support group for people identifying as butch, femme or trans, and welcome people of all gender identities. We meet once a month on a Sunday in the Fitzroy area.
“A group based in Melbourne, Australia. We organise activities – mostly social events – that bring together, inform and excite people who have a connection to butch/femme/trans identities”
https://www.facebook.com/butchfemmetrans

Northside Clinic, Dr Pauline Cundill (Specialist Doctor) (Fitzroy North)
Ground floor, 391 St Georges Rd Fitzroy
Phone: (03) 9485 7700
Email: enquiries@northsideclinic.net.au
Sexual health clinic, pay up front with rebates from medicare. Costs are on website page below. 
http://www.northsideclinic.net.au/general-info

Transgender Victoria (Legal Rights Group) (Melbourne)
PO Box 762,
South Melbourne, 3205
Phone: (03) 9517 6613
Email contact form here
NOTE: Is not a support group or gender clinic, but exists to raise awareness about LGBT issues through education and training.
“We work side by side with trans* groups in Victoria and around Australia to campaign State and Federal Governments to remove discrimination and achieve true equity for trans* people and their families.”
http://www.transgendervictoria.com/

Minus18 (Support Service) (Melbourne)
Level 8, 225 Bourke St Melbourne
Email: info@minus18.org.au
“At Minus18, we aim to improve the lives of same sex attracted and gender diverse (SSAGD) youth; to empower them, connect them with others and help them understand themselves. We do this through social events, resource production, partnering with other community groups, and awareness raising.”
http://minus18.org.au

Ausgender (Support Service) (Melbourne)
Email contact form here
“Our Mission…
To provide support and services to the transgender community and individuals alike. To empower individuals with the inner strength, support and information, to allow them to make choices that are right for them. To promote equal legal rights and greater social awareness/acceptance within the broader community. To seek and promote medical services of the highest quality and care, to a broader community.”
http://www.ausgender.com

YGender (Support Service) (Melbourne)
Email: ygender.contact@gmail.com
“We organise events, programs and a range of projects based around the needs and interests of young people attending. Ygender is organised by a committee of young people. Ygender is based in Melbourne’s CBD/inner suburbs for a central location. We organise at least 4 events each month, here is the basic program for each month.”
http://www.ygender.com/

Safe Schools Coalition Victoria (Advocacy Group)
NOTE: More along the lines of support for if you are at school and having issues with other students and teachers. For example, bathroom usage, pronouns, etc.
Phone: (03) 9479 8738 (Roz Ward) or (03) 9479 8728 (Joel Radcliffe)
Email contact form here
“SSCV provides training, resources and consultancy for every school in Victoria to support gender and sexual diversity, reduce bullying, and improve school performance.
The project is funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) and the Department of Health.”
http://safeschoolscoalitionvictoria.org.au/

Prahran Market Clinic (Doctors with clinical interest in Trans* health) (Prahran)
Pran Central, Mezzanine Level, corner Chapel Street & Commercial Road, Prahran
Phone: (03) 9514 0888
Email: hello@prahranmarketclinic.com
LGBT* friendly and even goes so far as to include it in it’s mission statement.
“Bulk billing is not guaranteed and is available only at the doctor’s discretion. Doctors will generally bulk bill pension or concession cardholders, Veterans, children under the age of 16 years, the unemployed and patients demonstrating genuine hardship, providing a Medicare Card is held.”
Claire Weightman, psychologist
Sven Strecker, general practitioner
Vincent Cornelisse, general practitioner
http://www.prahranmarketclinic.com/



Tasmania

Working it Out (Support Service & Advocacy Group)
South
39 Burnett Street
North Hobart 7000
(03) 6231 1200 - 0438 346 122
south@workingitout.org.au

North
45 Canning Street
Launceston 7250
(03) 6334 4013 - 0419 361 128
north@workingitout.org.au

Northwest
11 Jones Street
Burnie 7320
(03) 6432 3643 - 0419 361 128
northwest@workingitout.org.au

“We support gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex community members and their friends and family. We provide a free and confidential service to people negotiating their sexuality and or gender identity.
http://www.workingitout.org.au/


Switchboard (Phone line support)
Phone: 1800 184 527
Mon - Thurs 6-10 pm (Wed 2-10pm)
Fri, Sat, Sun & pub holidays 6-9pm



South Australia

Bfriend (Support Service) (Adelaide)
Head Office, 10 Pitt St, Adelaide
Phone: (08) 8202 5190
Email: MattP@unitingcommunities.org
”…provides social support for people of all ages who are wondering about their sexuality/ gender identity and people who are newly identifying as same sex attracted /gay /lesbian/ bisexual/ transgender/ intersex/ queer. The service offers peer support, facilitating groups with other newly identifying people, workshops, resources, and opportunities for social connection.“
http://www.unitingcommunities.org/Bfriend
https://www.facebook.com/BfriendUC

NOTE: I know there isn’t much, there is however, Dr. Helen Chesterman and Dr. Georgie Swift who are two Psychiatrists who work with people regarding gender. You just need a Doctor referral to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Dept of Psychological Medicine (08) 8161 7000 in order to see them.



Western Australia

Freedom Centre (Support Service) (Northbridge)
93 Brisbane St. Northbridge Perth
PO Box 1510, West Perth, WA 6872
Phone: (08) 9228 0354 or (08) 9482 0000
Email: info@freedom.org.au
”We are a youth owned drop-in space for young people (under 26) who are same sex attracted, sex and/or gender diverse. We also run groups, courses, retreats, activities and events.“
http://www.freedom.org.au



Northern Territory

Northern Territory Aids and Hepatitis Council (Alice Springs)
14 Railway Terrace Alice Springs
PO Box 2461 ALICE SPRINGS NT 0871
Phone: (08) 8953 3172
Email:  info@ntahc.org.au
"Services the Transgender, Intersex, Bisexual, Lesbian and Gay communities by supporting Darwin Pride; dance parties and social functions in Alice Springs; seminars on LGBTI ageing and aged care; sexual health campaigns; SistaGirls retreats; workshops on Transgender Health.”
http://www.ntahc.org.au

Northern Territory Aids and Hepatitis Council (Darwin)
46 Woods Street Darwin
PO BOX 2826 Darwin NT 0801
Phone: (08) 8944 7777
Email:  info@ntahc.org.au
“Services the Transgender, Intersex, Bisexual, Lesbian and Gay communities by supporting Darwin Pride; dance parties and social functions in Alice Springs; seminars on LGBTI ageing and aged care; sexual health campaigns; SistaGirls retreats; workshops on Transgender Health.”
http://www.ntahc.org.au


Online

Zoe Belle Gender Centre (Support Service)(Online)
Mailing address: C/- Western Region Health Centre
72 Paisley Street Footscray, Victoria
Phone: (03) 8398 4134
Email: contact@gendercentre.com
“Our objective is to develop and maintain a gender centre that addresses inequities in the health and well-being of sex and/or gender diverse people in Australia by:
    - advocating and educating about issues of gender diversity
    - providing support, information and referrals
    - collaborating with individuals and organisations whose objectives are       complementary to our objectives
    - running events, workshops and campaigns to inform, enliven and           strengthen our communities.”
http://gendercentre.com/

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« on: July 01, 2018, 01:26:38 AM »