DocLIST is an online list of doctors and mental health professionals who have been recommended by lesbian and bisexual women in Australia.
Drummond Street Services
A family services agency providing a wide range of support for individuals, families, couples, young people and children. Two are particularly relevant: Queerspace and QHealth:
Queerspace is a health and wellbeing service for LGBTIQA+ people that offer a range of individual, relationship and family counselling, groups and community events.
QHealth is a counselling service for people who would like to talk about the concerns or impacts of their alcohol or other drug use in a confidential, nonjudgmental and queer-affirmative space. The service is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of Melbourne’s LGBTIQA+ communities. All counsellors are LGBTIQA+ identifying. QHealth is open to people living in Brimbank, Darebin, Hume, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Moreland, Wyndham or Yarra. Free service. No referral needed. Address: 100 Drummond St, Carlton, VIC 3053
Web: https://ds.org.au/our-services/qhealth/ Phone: 03 9663 6733
Equinox – Gender Diverse Health Care Clinic
Equinox is a peer led Trans and Gender Diverse Health Service operated by Thorne Harbour Health. Services include General Practice healthcare, sexual health, hormone initiation and management, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and counselling.
Web: https://equinox.org.au/ Phone: 03 9416 2889
Futures Free From Violence
Futures Free From Violence offers a new 17 week no cost group program for queer, bisexual, lesbian women and/or trans and gender diverse people who have used violence in a relationship. Futures Free From Violence also provides therapy and individual support, designed to provide support in making transformative changes away from harmful behaviours and toward respectful relationships. Futures Free From Violence offers a supportive environment where participants can explore power and control in relationships and the impacts these behaviours have.
Futures Free From Violence is also offering a support group for LGBTIQ+ people who have experienced violence in relationships.
If you would like to know more about these programs please contact Vincent (Phone: 0418 602 078 or e-mail Vincent.email@example.com) or Anne-lise (Phone: 0427 634 559 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) at queerspace (drummond street services).
Gateway Health Gender Service – Wodonga
Providing support, information and referral for Gender-questioning, trans and gender diverse young people aged 17 and under; Parents, carers and family members, and GPs and service providers.
A registered nurse coordinates this service. There is no cost to see the nurse.
Opening hours: Wednesday and Thursday from 9am – 5pm. To make a confidential appointment: Speak to Gateway Health reception by phoning (02) 6022 8888 or Free Call 1800 657 573 or you can visit reception at 155 High Street, Wodonga.
Headspace centres are located across metropolitan, regional and rural areas of Australia. Each centre can help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs or work and study issues. Headspace has good policies around inclusive care of trans gender diverse and non-binary people; centres often have experienced clinicians and sometimes run support groups.
Online and phone counselling service: https://eheadspace.org.au/ Phone: 1800 650 890
Psychiatrists experienced in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and Gender Dysphoria can be accessed via the Headspace National Telehealth Service if you are based in a regional or rural area. You can be referred to the Telehealth service either by your local GP or a headspace centre’s GP; a mental health treatment plan is not required.
Drummond Street, Queerspace, Victorian Aids Council and Merri Health have partnered to deliver the iHeal service for survivors of family violence who are no longer in crisis. iHeal provides a range of supports tailored to suit LGBTIQ survivors, and where appropriate their family’s needs. Support may include counselling, case work and advocacy, support groups and workshops.
Web: https://ds.org.au/our-services/iheal-family-violence-recovery-support/ Phone: 03 96636733
La Trobe University Voice Clinic
The Communication Clinic at La Trobe University provides preventative and rehabilitative services in the area of voice, including voice modification for individuals with gender dysphoria.
Operates as a provider of services to the homeless including trans and gender diverse people. There are several ways to access services. If you’re experiencing homelessness, at risk of losing your home, or you need to escape family violence, call Opening Doors on 1800 825 955 (free call, open 24/7).
Launch Housing takes referrals from Opening Doors, a state wide program which coordinates support to people experiencing homelessness. You can also drop into Launch Housing entry points in Collingwood, Cheltenham and St Kilda.
Mind Specialist LGBTI Clinics
Specialist therapeutic support for sexually and gender diverse people. Clinics are located at Alphington and Fitzroy North.
Monash Health Gender Clinic
The Gender Clinic provides assessment and support services for trans, gender diverse and non-binary people aged 17 and over, usually those who are seeking to make a medical or social transition. A doctor’s referral is required for this service.
Address: Monash Health Gender Clinic, 352 South Road, Hampton East 3188
Web: http://www.monashhealth.org/page/gender_clinic Phone: 03 9556 5216
LGBTI friendly general medical practice. Address: 370 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North VIC
Web: http://www.northsideclinic.net.au Phone: 03 9485 7700
Prahran Market Clinic
LGBTI friendly general medical practice. Address: 325 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181
Web: http://www.prahranmarketclinic.com Phone: 03 9514 0888
(see Drummond Street Services)
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. The service operates 3:00pm to midnight in your state, around Australia, every day.
Web: https://qlife.org.au/ Phone: 1800 184 527
(see Drummond Street Services)
Royal Children’s Hospital Gender Service
Gender Clinic for children and adolescents under 17 years of age. Address: 50 Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC 3052
Web: http://www.rch.org.au/adolescent-medicine/gender-service/ Phone: 03 9345 5522
The Bouverie Centre, Victoria’s Family Institute
The Bouverie Centre is a state-wide service which provides Family Therapy, Training and Consultation. Family Therapy is provided to families including Trans and gender diverse families. The centre-based service is funded by the Department of Human Services and is free of charge.
Web: https://www.bouverie.org.au/ Phone: 9385 5100
Thorne Harbour Country
The Thorne Harbour Country Community Hub is located at 496 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo and is open for drop in from 9am–5pm Monday-Friday. The Community Hub offers a safe and supportive space for LGBTI people and PLHIV. Some of current services and supports include: Professional counselling for LGBTI people and PLHIV; one-on-one peer support for gay, bi and queer men including trans men, around HIV, sex and sexual health; information and referral for LGBTI community; LGBTI social inclusive morning tea group.
Web: https://thorneharbour.org/lgbti-health/thcountry/ Phone: (03) 4400 9000
Trans and Gender Diverse Anxiety Support Group
Transgender Victoria (TGV) and the Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria (ARCVic) have partnered to create a support group that provides information and self-help opportunities for trans and gender diverse people experiencing anxiety. Please contact TGV or ARCVic for further details.
ARCVic: Phone 03 9830 0533 Web: http://www.arcvic.org.au/our-services/support-groups
TGV: Phone 9020 4642 (voice mail) Web: http://www.transgendervictoria.com/projects/training
Transgender clinical group – Ballarat
A monthly clinical group on Fridays commenced early 2018. No fees with a Mental Health Care Plan in place. A friendly, semi-structured opportunity to meet with other trans and gender fluid people within the region while working through issues around identity and mental health. Contact reception for further details on how to attend.
Sound Psychology Ballarat, Level 2, 3 Peel St, Ballarat VIC 3350 Phone: 5384 5163
Web: www.soundpsych.com.au E-mail: email@example.com
VincentCare welcomes people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse or intersex. VincentCare is a specialist housing and homelessness service that supports people who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or experiencing a housing crisis. This includes couch surfing, emergency or insecure accommodation, rooming or boarding housing – or being kicked out of home and having nowhere to go. VincentCare can help you find crisis accommodation, support you to find sustainable housing, refer you to other LGBTIQ-friendly services, provide information about support or peer groups, help with mental health, alcohol or drug issues, general health or family violence.
Phone: 03 9304 0809
Switchboard provides a free, confidential and anonymous telephone counselling, referral and information service for the Victorian and Tasmanian lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities and their supporters. The telephones are answered by trained volunteers who themselves identify as LGBTIQ. Switchboard also provides a volunteer service, Out and About, a volunteer based home visiting service for older LGBTIQ Victorians.
Web: http://www.switchboard.org.au/ Toll free: 1800 184 527, Phone: 9663 2939