Support Services

In South Australia there are a variety of specialised services available for LGBTIQ people and their friends and family. Amongst this list you will find organisations offering professional support and knowledge.

Bfriend – Uniting Care Wesley
Bfriend filled a gap in the services for people who are questioning their sexuality/gender. Within their services they offer online, phone and in person support for newly identifying people, family and friends and for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Gay and Lesbian Community Service
GLCS South Australia provides over the phone counselling to those who identify as LGBTIQ and can assist with information for friends and family members.


SAMESH was created in 2015 as part of a joint initiative between lead agency, ShineSA and VAC (Victorian AIDS Council), this innovative approach to service delivery answers a need within South Australian for community based support for education, training and advocacy of sexual health and HIV. SAMESH is a meshing of the best parts of two organisations to create something unique and powerful specifically positioned to assist the South Australian community.

SAPOL Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers
GLLO officers are locates in over 40 stations across South Australia and are specially selected and trained, and are sensitive to and supportive of LGBTIQ issues. They generally do not investigate the crime but they are available to discuss the incident and facilitate the most appropriate responses.

SHine SA is the lead sexual health agency in South Australia. They are very LGBTIQ and youth friendly. They are free and confidential and offer clinics, counselling services, a sexual health line and many other services to the community.

Trans* Health South Australia
Trans Health SA is a peer run site to support the gender diverse community, professionals, allies and those interested in where to access various resources in South Australia.

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