Gender Clinic

The Monash Health Gender Clinic is the specialist public health service for the Trans, Gender Diverse and Non-Binary community in Victoria.

The Gender Clinic is a state-wide service that provides individualised, person centred care for the trans, gender diverse and non-binary people, their families, partners and the community. Our principal aim is to improve the health outcomes and wellbeing of all our consumers.  We accept all referrals for individuals who are aged 16 and above who reside in the state of Victoria. We also provide support, information and education for health care providers as well as community and advocacy groups. Our Consumer Advisory Panel is regularly involved in decision making about how to improve our services.

Important information

Updated 02/09/2022

The Gender Clinic currently has a long wait list: in July 2022, we were booking appointments for clients whose referrals were received in April 2021.

Gender Clinic staff are working both offsite and onsite. While telehealth is the Monash preference,  we can offer face to face appointments when the clinician deems this is necessary. If you have an upcoming appointment, please contact our admin team to advise them if you would prefer a face to face appointment otherwise we will assume that the appointment is to be held via telehealth. Also advise the admin team if you would like to enter the building via a private side entrance, rather than the main front entrance.

For gender affirming surgeries, Mr Andrew Ives and Mr Cheng have very long wait lists at present for new clients. However they are both continuing to perform gender affirming surgeries​.  Please contact them directly if you need further information.

If you urgently need support, please see our resources lists: TGDNB Peer SupportClinical Support. In particular Switchboard Victoria run two phone contact lines open every day: Rainbow Door 10am-5pm (https://www.rainbowdoor.org.au/ 1800 729 367); and QLife (QLife.org.au 1800 184 527) 3pm-midnight. Lifeline (Lifeline Australia 13 11 14) provide all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

In August 2020, the Gender Clinic commenced operating as a Specialist Clinic.

Secure eReferral by HealthLink is now our required method of referral; we no longer accept referrals by fax, email or post.

Find up-to-date information about how to send a referral to Monash Health Specialist Consulting Clinics on the eReferrals page on our website.

Latest news

Jaco Erasmus: Goodbye and thanks!

The team at the Gender Clinic today said farewell to Jaco Erasmus. Jaco began work at the Gender Clinic in September 2009, and became Clinical Lead in early 2016. He has played a vital role in times of great change in health care for trans and gender diverse people. We wish him well in his future endeavours, and look forward to continuing to collaborate in improving access and delivery of that care. 7 September 2022

We have moved to the Victorian Pride Centre

Gender Clinic staff are very excited to announce that we have moved to the Victorian Pride Centre on 15 December 2021.

Gender Clinic and Consumer Advisory Panel win 2019 Monash Health Award

Gender Clinic staff and consumer advisors were very excited to attend the Monash Health Awards ceremony on 23 July, especially as we won the award in the LGBTI Health category. Our application honoured the work of the Consumer Advisory Panel in transforming the service.

Contact information

Address

Victorian Pride Centre, 3B, 79/81 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182

Fax

(03) 9556 5256

Useful documents

Acknowledgements

Gender Clinic recognises the Traditional Owners of country in Victoria and throughout Australia and acknowledges that we are located on the lands of the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and culture and pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging. Gender Clinic welcomes all brotherboys and sistergirls.

Gender Clinic understands that people have a wide range of gender identities including non-binary identities and respects this diversity. We welcome all people seeking to affirm or explore their gender, whatever their lived experience of gender identity or expression, sex assigned at birth, intersex status or sexual orientation. We will honour, respect and support you in your journey, and will address you in accordance with your chosen name and pronouns.