Youth Organisations, Groups and Peer Support

Since 2011, more than 60,000 LGBTQIA+ youth have attended Minus18 events. Minus18 also offers peer support through workshops and training, school visits, articles, interviews and video content. Minus 18 are not able to provide direct support. If you need support now, please see these helplines.

(In)Visible Connects young queer and trans people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds through community workshops and events.

Qrise is dedicated to eliminating mental health inequalities among LGBTQIA+ young Australians through mental health training, youth development programs and peer support.
1800 184 527

Queerspace Youth
Programs and events made by young people, for young people. The drum service is inclusive of young people from ALL genders, religions, cultural and identity backgrounds.

Rainbow Network Directory
Find LGBTIQA+ youth groups in your region.


Healthy Equal Youth Partners (HEY)

The following HEY Partner organisations run social support groups for LGBTIQA+ or trans and gender diverse young people and their families in outer metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Way Out Cobaw (Kyneton)
Based at Cobaw Community Health, Way Out is a state-wide suicide prevention program that targets same sex attracted, bisexual and transgender young people in rural Victoria.
1300 026 229

WayOut Wodonga (Wodonga)
WayOut Wodonga promotes the rights, health and wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ young people in Albury Wodonga and surrounds.
(02) 6022 8888

Peninsula Pride (Frankston)
Peninsula Pride is queer–straight alliance community group led by headspace Frankston. Helping same sex attracted and gender diverse young people can feel safer and more included in society.
(03) 9769 6419

GASP (Geelong)
The GASP project is Geelong’s safe and inclusive space for young people aged between 12-25.
(03) 5272 6120

Diversity Project (Shepparton)
Aiming to create a safer, more inclusive and healthier community in the City of Greater Shepparton and beyond for young people who are LGBTQIA+.
1800 002 992

Safe in the Southwest (Warrnambool)
The SAFE in the South West program is strengthening the capacity of South West Victorian community in supporting young people who identify same-sex attracted, sex and gender diverse.
(03) 5561 8888

Ballarat headspace (Ballarat)
Ballarat headspace is now running Zaque – a safe space for LGBTIQ young people. Zaque is a group that aims to provide a safe and supportive space for LGBTIQA+ young people aged 12-25.
(03) 5304 4777

Headspace Bendigo Diversity (Bendigo)
headspace Bendigo offers two diversity groups weekly for young people who identify as LGBTIQ+ and their friends and allies. They provide a safe and inclusive space where young people can be themselves, meet others, have some fun and participate in community activities that celebrate diversity.
(03) 5406 1400

Gippsland Lakes Community Health (Bairnsdale)
Gippsland Lakes Complete Health (GLCH) is an inclusive service provider to all members of the community, and consults with LGBTIQA+ consumers to improve their responsiveness to the needs of the LGBTIQA+ population.

La Trobe Community Health Service
Latrobe Community Health Service work with the community to provide safe and inclusive services to clients who identify as LGBTIQA+ and provide a safe and inclusive work environment for staff who identify as LGBTIQA+.
(03) 5136 8300

headspace Morwell
Headspace Morwell provides safe and inclusive services to young people aged 12-25 who identify as LGBTIQA+ or an ally, by working with the community and our peer social support group “whatever”, and advocating for LGBTIQA+ young people by providing community education, reducing the stigma of our local community.
(03) 5136 8300