The ANU is committed to equity and diversity, and creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students. Our campus is an inclusive and safe community for all.
If you identify as members of LGBTIQ+ community and require support, take a look at resources below which may be helpful in building inclusion and fostering involvement in the university and local community.
ANU services and support
The Queer* Department provides services to all queer* students at the Australian National University. They run social events, advocate, and run political campaigns. Make sure to check out their contact page (below) to see how you can get involved.
ANU Queer* Officer & Deputies
The Queer* Officer sit on ANUSA's SRC and advocate for queer* students. They are also available for a chat, so if you would like to talk to them, send an email or visit them during contact hours.
ANU ALLY Network & LGBTIQ* inclusion
A visible network of staff and students across the University who support the University's commitment to providing an inclusive and respectful university environment for people who identify as being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ*).
PARSA Queer Advocacy Committee
In 2018, PARSA launched their Queer Advocacy Committee (QUAC), which meets every 4-6 weeks. Postgraduate students are welcome to join to the committee. You can join the Postgraduate Queer Space (ANU) Facebook page, or come along to one of PARSA's regular Queer Catch-Ups (advertised on Facebook and on the events page of the PARSA website).
External services and support
A community organisation that works with and on behalf of intersex, transgender and gender diverse people, their friends, families, and allies. They provide social support, events, workshops, advocacy, training, policy advice, and resources.
T: 6162 1924 (Monday-Thursday)
Meridian is a peer-led, community-controlled organisation that aims to build strong, connected and supportive communities that are free of new HIV transmissions, marginalisation, discrimination and stigma. Meridian provides case management for those living with HIV, social functions, counselling, sexual health clinics, peer education and workshops, a sex worker outreach program and a needle and syringe exchange program.
T: (02) 6257 2855
Bit Bent LGBTIQ+ social group
An informal social group for young LGBTIQ+ people to meet new friends, have a bit to eat and talk about their experiences.
Canberra SPRINGOUT Association Inc:
Supports the diverse LGBTIQ* communities of Canberra to explore, express and promote the life of its combined community through a cultural focus. Organises events of celebration including Canberra SpringOUT festival - the official pride festival of Canberra and the ACT.
T: 0403 180 051
Intersex Human Rights Australia (formerly OII Australia)
An independent support, education, and policy development organisation run by and for people with intersex variations or traits. IHRA focus on human rights, bodily autonomy, self-determination and on evidence-based, patient-directed health care.
A counselling and referral service for LGBTI people. Provides nation-wide, anonymous, phone or web chat services for people wanting to talk about a range of issues, including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. Their phone and web support is available from 3pm to midnight, 365 days a year.
T: 1800 184 527