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LGBTIQ domestic and family violence

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Tales from the Other Side

ACON's Anti-Violence Project presents Tales from the Other Side, Stories of LGBTIQ DFV Survival

This video presents stories of survival from those who have experienced domestic or family violence (DFV) in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities.

Rainbow Health Victoria, formerly known as Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV), is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health and wellbeing policy and resource unit. It is funded by the Victorian Government and sits within the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University.


Rainbow Health Victoria provides professional development education on LGBTI Domestic and Family Violence. This training was developed through co-design involving leading government and community experts as well as LGBTI people with lived experience of domestic and family violence.

Red Flags

Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI)
w|respect is a new specialist LGBTIQ family violence service that was funded by the Victorian government in 2017. Its role is to both support the LGBTIQ communities and their families affected by family violence as well as build the capacity of the integrated family services and specialist family violence system.
Formerly VAC, Thorne Harbour Health provide counselling services to LGBTI communities and also provide Family Violence Flexible Support Packages for those who are considering leaving or have recently left a relationship violence circumstance. Referrals can also be made via [email protected]

KHQ's highly experienced family law team comprises Accredited Specialists, mediators and collaboratively trained lawyers.  Their extensive experience includes matters involving family violence (including obtaining intervention orders) and GLBTI family law issues (such as donor and surrogacy matters). 

We’re empathetic, approachable, and provide sound advice to assist our clients achieve the best possible outcome.  For an obligation free discussion, please call (03) 8681 4000 or email [email protected].

This website created and maintained by ACON in NSW encourages people from LGBTIQ communities to start talking about our relationships. What is wonderful and unique about them? How can we improve them? What behaviours won’t we, as individuals and as a community, accept?



From this website you can also find more information about ACON's LGBTI domestic violence support services in NSW.



Unhealthy Relationships