Support and Assistance
If you, a family member or a friend would like to find out more about the issues explored in We’re Family Too or are looking for help, support, referral or information, we have listed a selection of relevant organisations on this page which may be able to assist.
If you need emergency assistance, then please call the NSW Police Force on 000.
For non-urgent police matters, you can call the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.
ACON is NSW’s leading gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender health and HIV/AIDS organisation.
ACON specialises in working with NSW GLBT communities as well as people affected by HIV by providing information and services about HIV, sexual health, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, homophobic and domestic violence, housing, community care and workplace equality. More…
ACON's GLBT Anti-Violence Project (AVP)
The AVP is a statewide service which helps people who have experienced homophobic or prejudice motivated or, domestic and family violence by providing information, support, referral and advocacy. We help make GLBT communities safer by running education campaigns, lobbying authorities on security issues, building safer GLBT community spaces and working with police, government and community organisations on a range of violence prevention initiatives. The AVP also educate the GLBTI and broader community about domestic and family violence (DV) and help mainstream domestic violence services improve their knowledge of and response to GLBT DV. This is a NSW statewide service.
(02) 9206 2116 or freecall 1800 063 060 (Mon - Fri, 10am – 6pm)
Reporting violence to the AVP online: http://www.acon.org.au/anti-violence/report-to-AVP
Arab Council Australia
Arab Council Australia is a secular non-profit independent community organisation working to bring about social justice and improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in the community. The Arab Council works in partnership with government, non-government and other structures, and plays a pivotal role in coordination, advocacy, leadership and information dissemination as well as in developing and providing a range of welfare services, activities and events to the community. More…
Beit el Hob
Beit El Hob means ‘House of Love’ in Arabic. It is a social, support and advocacy group, for people living in Australia, who identify as same- sex attracted, gay, lesbian, bisexual, gender diverse, transgender, transsexual, intersex and queer and are identified ethnically or culturally with Arabic speaking communities. We organise social events and gatherings for our members and their friends, family etc to socialise, network and affirm a sense of community. We provide support and referrals to queer Arabs who may need assistance. We also represent queer Arab issues in relevant fora, including committees, schools, meetings, demonstrations and conferences. We also aim to influence the broader communities we are part of to take into account queer Arab issues and to challenge racism and/or homophobia. More…
Queer Muslims In Australia
Queer Muslims in Australia (QMs) is a Yahoo group based in Australia for and by Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning, queer or/and qurious (LGBTIQ) and wish to engage in a safe space online. The group welcomes and accepts all Muslims and encourages involvement and participation as per the individual. This group’s vision is of a progressive and supportive forum that allows for and celebrates our diversity. More…
PFLAG: Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
PFLAG are the parents and friends of gay and lesbian people. They are a non-profit voluntary organisation whose aim is to keep families together. PFLAG provides help, support and information to families and friends of all gay people. In Australia today, there are many parents with homosexual children. These children, and often their families are victims of social, political and economic prejudice. This discrimination also touches their friends and families. It is PFLAG’s goal to bring an understanding and acceptance of diversity to the community. PFLAG strictly respect and are sensitive to the confidentiality of all participants. Developed in Sydney the PFLAG booklet answers a number of questions. More...
Translation in Arabic: http://www.pflagaustralia.org.au/readings.aspx
Twenty 10 is a community based, non profit state-wide organisation. 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. It is a safe place and staff deal with all enquiries in an understanding, supportive and confidential manner. More…
Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service
The Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service of NSW (GLCS) is a volunteer based community service providing free, anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referral services and support groups for gay men, lesbians, bisexual and transgender persons (GLBT) and people in related communities throughout NSW on sexuality and life issues. More…
Transgender Anti-Violence Project
The mission of the Transgender Anti-Violence Project is to provide education, support, referrals and advocacy in relation to violence and oppression based on gender identity. This project addresses all forms of violence that impact on the transgender and gender-questioning community, including (but not limited to) domestic violence, sexual violence, anti- transgender harassment and hate crimes. More…
Inner City Legal Centre
Inner City Legal Centre offers free specialist legal advice service to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people for any legal issue including homophobic or domestic and family violence. Their Safe Relationships Project offers legal advice, court assistance and advocacy for people experiencing domestic and family violence. ICLC can arrange an interpreter at no cost to you. More…