Post-Referendum support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who need support can call 13-YARN on 13 92 76 to speak with a trained Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander counselor.

There is also support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI+SB people available from Black Rainbow on 1800 184 527 (3:00pm-midnight every day).


Looking for support is a healthy way of dealing with your feelings, and is a powerful way to help you get back on top of things.

Below is a list of organisations you can turn to for support.

Switchboard Victoria
Switchboard Victoria provides peer-driven support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+) people, their families, allies and communities. Switchboard Victoria is the Victorian arm of QLife.
Phone: 1800 184 527 – 3pm-midnight every day Web chat:


QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.
Phone: 1800 184 527 – 3pm-midnight every day Web chat:

Black Rainbow
Black Rainbow is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Sistergirl and Brotherboy (LGBQTI+SB) organisation in the
pursuit of positive health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian
Phone: 1800 184 527 – 3pm-midnight every day

Intersex Peer Support Australia
An intersex peer support, information and advocacy group for people born with variations in sex characteristics and their families.
Contact:  Website:

Trans Pride Australia 
Social and support group for trans and gender diverse people and their loved ones
Contact: Website:

Thorne Harbour Health

Thorne Harbour Health is the largest LGBTI health organisation in Victoria, and has a long, rich and diverse history, working with and for LGBTI communities and people living with or affected by HIV. They are a community-controlled organisation, governed by our members, and working for our sex, sexuality and gender diverse communities.

Contact: Website:

Open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
Phone: 1800 737 732

Beyond Blue
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
Phone: 1300 22 4636 – call any time of the day or night – select from the voice menu or simply hold on the line to talk with a trained mental health professional

Kids Helpline
Kids Helpline is a free Australian telephone and online counselling service for young people aged between 5 and 25.
Qualified counsellors at Kids Helpline are available via WebChat, phone or email anytime and for any reason.
Phone: 1800 55 1800 Website:

StandBy Support After Suicide

StandBy Support After Suicide is dedicated to assisting people and communities bereaved or impacted by suicide. If you or someone you know need support, call 1300 727 247 or visit

StandBy – an initiative funded by the Australian Government.
Post Suicide Support – an initiative funded by the NSW Government


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