Support for LGBTIQ Staff and their Colleagues

Downloadable guides

Let's Talk Gender    

Published by Pride in Diversity, Let’s Talk Gender was developed for LGBTIQ inclusive workplaces seeking to better understand the complexities of gender. Download the publication below.

Federal Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender  

The Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender standardise the evidence required for a person to establish or change their sex or gender in personal records held by Australian Government departments and agencies. Download the document below below.


Support at UNSW

Contact an Ally

UNSW's Ally Network aims to ensure that the University is a safe and welcoming place for all staff and students who identify as LGBTIQ. The network comprises staff and students who have completed Ally training, and can provide safe, confidential support by listening to LGBTIQ colleagues / peers.

Workplace Diversity

Workplace Diversity has trained professionals who can provide advice and assistance on LGBTIQ matters for staff. First point of contact is UNSW's Workplace Diversity Officer.

UNSW Employee Assistance Program

Davidson Trahaire Corpsych is the University’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider. The EAP provides a free and confidential counselling service for employees and their immediate family members. To make an appointment: ph. 1300 360 364 or complete a counselling request form.

External support

Pride in Diversity  

UNSW is a member of Pride in Diversity, Australia’s first and only national not-for-profit employer support program for all aspects of LGBTI workplace inclusion.

The Gender Centre  

The Gender Centre develops and provides services and activities to enhance the ability of transgender and gender diverse people to make informed choices. Its website contains articles and other educational material about the needs of transgender and gender diverse people.


Twenty10, incorporating the Gay & Lesbian Counselling Service of NSW, is a community-based, non-profit, state-wide organisation, working with and supporting people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities, their families and communities.


QLife is a national telephone and web counselling service for LGBTI people, families and friends.
Services available 3pm to midnight, everyday.