Support for LGBTIQ Staff

UNSW aims to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all its staff, students and visitors. The University also recognises that LGBTIQ people continue to face challenges in the workplace and community that their non-LGBTIQ counterparts may not experience. This page provides LGBTIQ staff with access to a variety of support options on and off campus.
LGBTIQ Staff Benefits
The following benefits are inclusive of same-sex partners and families:
a. UNSW’s default superannuation provider, UniSuper
b. Travel insurance policy
c. Relocation policy
d. Parental Leave - including foster parent, surrogacy and gender transition leave (see UNSW Enterprise Agreement 2018 – Academic Staff and Professional Staff)
If staff have any questions, please contact the relevant team for assistance

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.
Employee Assistance Program
Benstar is the University’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider. The EAP provides free and confidential counselling for employees and immediate family members. Their clinicians are trained to support people who identify as LGBTIQ.

To make an appointment, ph: 1300 360 364 or book online.

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 profit organisation which works with 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.