Diverse Gender, Sex and Sexuality


DPV Health & LGBTIQ Community

Providing culturally safe and appropriate services for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (and gender diverse), Intersex, Queer (and Questioning) (LGBTIQ) community.

DPV Health is committed to supporting and improving our services to ensure that we are welcoming, culturally safe and provide appropriate services for our LGBTIQ community.

We are also committed to providing a positive work environment for our LGBTIQ staff, volunteers and students.

The discrimination and stigma experienced by members of the LGBTIQ community can lead to poorer health outcomes and delay accessing services compared to other Victorians. Therefore, we are working towards achieving our Rainbow Tick Accreditation to make our health services safe and friendly for LGBTIQ service users and staff.

DPV Health is an inclusive organisation that celebrates the diversity of all people within our community.

Pride in the North

DPV Health are members of the Pride in the North Network, a collaboration supported by local health organisations in Melbourne’s north: Northern Health, DPV Health, Nexus Primary Health, and Hume Whittlesea Primary Care Partnerships aiming to provide inclusive services in the North.

“As an inclusive organisation it is essential we stand beside our industry partners and the queer community to support gender and sexuality diversity in Australia.” – DPV Health CEO Don Tidbury

Become a Community Representative

If you are interested in representing the LGBTIQ community and providing ongoing feedback and consolation, you can apply to become a member of the community representatives committee. Email Malena.Stankovski@dpvhealth.org.au or call on 8301 6903 for more information.

Stay Updated

The final research report will be made available on this page at a later date. For more information email populationhealth@dpvhealth.org.au. Please fill in the form below to get more information on the upcoming LGBTIQ  survey and  to receive updates and information on events and opportunities. Please specify which area you are interested in.


Population Health

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* Ensuring privacy and confidentiality of participants is important to us. All personal information will be unidentifiable and information will be kept confidential. Any personal or sensitive information will be handled in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Victoria), the Health Records Act 2001 or the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth). As a participant, you can always access a copy of the final report.


Where to go for help:

  • DPV Health Counselling

At DPV Health, our staff of professional social workers, psychologists and mental health nurses are available to provide high quality counselling, psychology and social work services to you. We offer face-to-face counselling, assessment and group work for all members of the community. Our team will assist you to address personal issues in a respectful, empathic, non-judgmental way. https://www.dpvhealth.org.au/all-services/counselling-psychology-and-social-work-services/

  • Minus 18

Minus 18 is a web based support network for same sex attracted, gender questioning young people under 21 years of age.  Minus 18 also hosts social and dance events as well as workshops. https://www.minus18.org.au/

  • Switchboard Victoria Inc.

Switchboard Victoria Inc. is a community based not-for-profit organisation that provides a peer based, volunteer run support service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTIQ) people and their friends, families and allies.  Switchboard is the Victorian partner in the national telephone and web counselling, information and referral service Qlife (see below). This service is for LGBTIQ identifying people and those who have questions, concerns about LGBTIQ issues – this includes families, friends, teachers and co-workers of LGBTIQ people.  Switchboard runs the social support service for older LGBTIQ Victorians called Out & About. This is in partnership with the National Community Visitors Scheme. www.switchboard.org.au

  • QLife

QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI). QLife provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web-based services to people of all ages across the full breadth of people’s bodies, genders, relationships, sexualities, and lived experiences. www.qlife.org.au or 1800 184 527 from 3pm-12am everyday. QLife also has a Community Resource Directory where you can search for local supports. www.qlife.org.au/resources

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