Community resources

Below are the contact details of LGBTQI community resources that are NT relevant. If you know the details of a resource that is not listed or that is incorrect, fill out the form at the bottom of this page. OUT NT and Rainbow Territory do not endorse any of these resources, and reserves the right to delist or not to list a resource.


Quick links for NT resources: Activism,  Cultural organisations,  Domestic violence,  Health,  History,  Indigenous,  Legal,  Literature

Quick links for non-NT based resources: Domestic violence,  Health,  History,  Law reform, Legal,  Literature, Trans*

Recent new resources:


Ask Stephen Kerry – LGBTQI Consultant

Ask Stephen Kerry is a consultant based in Darwin who is available to deliver services to you or your organisation. The service focuses on information about people who are LGBTQI

For example, do you want to know

  • What does LGBTQI stand for?
  • What is intersex?
  • What is the difference between being gay and being transgender?
  • What is the difference between transgender and sistergirl?
  • What is genderqueer and polyamory?
  • How to ask someone their preferred gender pronouns?


True Colours Chorus Darwin

An LGBTQIA+ choir based in Darwin. Now rehearsing! For more information please check out the events calendar on this website or head to their Facebook page.

NT based resources


Rainbow Territory
Rainbow Territory is an unfunded Northern Territory community group that advocate for the human rights of Northern Territorians who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (‘LGBTIQ’).

Sisters & Brothers NT
Advocacy group for Sistergirls, Brotherboys, Indigenous and Non-Indigenous GLBTI people from the Northern Territory.

Cultural organisations
Tracks dance
Tracks dance is a dance company based in Darwin. Tracks dance has a long history of working with the Darwin LGBTQI community.
Domestic violence

Alice Springs Women’s Shelter
This shelter also supports transgender women.
Phone: 08 8952 6075


Amity Community Services

LGBTIQ friendly drug, alcohol and gambling counselling

Amity counselling services provides a non-judgemental, professional and confidential counselling service, which specialises in the areas of drugs, alcohol and gambling. While this is a LGBTI friendly environment the counsellor’s areas that can be discussed are alcohol and or drugs whether for your use or someone else, gambling, co-existing mental health issues and other issues related to the above.

Phone: 89446565 or 1800684372
Address: 155 Stuart Hwy, Parap

Headspace Alice Springs

Headspace Darwin
Headspace Darwin runs an LGBTQI youth group, and provides counselling for young people.

Headspace Darwin offers early intervention counselling services for young people aged between 12 and 25. Once a young person is accepted into our service, these sessions take place at the headspace hub in Casuarina, located in Casuarina Complex just off Scaturchio Street.

Northern Territory AIDS & Hepatitis Council


Northside Health NT, Darwin LGBTI Medical Clinic

Dr Dani is starting up a monthly clinic in Coconut Grove with expert LGBTI GP’s. It will become a regular monthly thing if there is enough interest.

CLINIC LOCATION: Northside Health NT, The Clock Tower, 4/1 Caryota Court, Coconut Grove.
Phone 7999 7448 Email:

CLINIC FEES: Bulk billing for HCC, students, pensioners, and by request.

Dr Danielle Stewart (known as Dr Dan to many LGBTI Darwinians) opened her own practice in Oct 2015 after 17 years in Darwin.

Trans health in the NT
Supporting Health and Well-being of the Transsexual, Transgender and Gender Diverse community in NT.

Darwin Gay History Walk 2014
An 8 page handout to accompany Darwin City’s Gay History Walk
Queers of the desert
A website chronicling the history of gay and lesbian life in Central Australia

NT Archives
The Archives Service holds oral histories, community organisation files, posters and ephemera relating to the gay and lesbian history of the Northern Territory.



Sisters & Brothers NT
Advocacy group for Sistergirls, Brotherboys, Indigenous and Non-Indigenous GLBTI people from the Northern Territory.


There is no specific service in the NT for the LGBTQI community, but community members can use existing legal services. Note, some services only provide services to people who meet certain criteria, such as experiencing financial disadvantage.

Darwin Community Legal Service
Civil law, discrimination, homelessness legal service, credit and debt, welfare rights, disability discrimination, tenancy, and aged and disability advocacy service. 
Domestic Violence Legal Help
Free legal advice and assistance for people experiencing domestic or family violence
(08) 8999 7977
North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency
NT Legal Aid Commission
Criminal, civil and family law services
NT Anti Discrimination Commission
Report discrimination
Australian Human Rights Commission
Report discrimination, breach of human rights 



Books Gone Wilde
A monthly book swap at the Nightcliff markets, focusing on LGBTQI books: non-fiction and fiction. See also Calendar page of this website. Happening every first Sunday of the month.

Darwin City library
Darwin City Library catalogue has a selection of LGBTQI books, including children’s books for children with LGBTQI parents. The more the books are borrowed, the more likely DCL is to stock LGBTQI relevant books.

Lesbian and Gay subject guide for the NT Library

Queer and Feminist Book Club

An occasional and ad hoc gathering of people who want to read and discuss queer and feminist books. Get in touch to find out the next book and next meet up.

New members welcome!

Email for more information


Social and nightlife

Darwin lesbian connection – lesbian social group

An email list has been created to allow a more personalised contact to the lesbian community as well as a way to continue to connect with each other. To sign up email

It would initially be aimed at lesbians who are new to Darwin and at lesbians who are wanting to connect with like minded people already in Darwin. The email list is run by Jenny Smith.

Darwin Rainbow Families

Darwin Rainbow Families is a group of families that get together every 1-2 months for play dates at family friendly locations around the greater Darwin area.   It’s very friendly, very informal and the kids have fun meeting new friends with families like their own.  Its not exclusive to Darwin and is open for any Rainbow Families in the Top End.

Our Darwin Rainbow Families are same-sex or LGBTIQ parented families; any lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex person who has a child or children; or is planning on having a child or children by way of donor insemination, surrogacy, foster care, adoption, opposite­ sex relationship, co-parenting or other means.

We advertise our events on the Facebook group “Darwin Rainbow Families”.   All welcome.



LGBTQI young people

An LGBTQI group for young people 12-25 years. Held at Headspace Darwin. A confidential place to be yourself, feel safe and connect with likeminded young people. Find out informaiton about health, services & support.

Contact: Headspace Darwin, Phone:  Ira (08) 8931 5999, Email:

Headspace is a national youth mental health foundation dedicated to improving the wellbeing of young Australians.

LGBTQI friendly nightclub, Darwin


See also Literature for bookworms who also like to socialise. 

Pride Festivals and Groups

Alice Springs Pride Carnivale

Darwin Pride

Elliot Mardi Gras



LGBTQI young people

An LGBTQI group for young people 12-25 years. Held at Headspace Darwin. A confidential place to be yourself, feel safe and connect with likeminded young people. Find out informaiton about health, services & support.

Contact: Headspace Darwin, Phone:  Ira (08) 8931 5999, Email:

Headspace is a national youth mental health foundation dedicated to improving the wellbeing of young Australians.


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Some other links to online resources, but not specific to the NT


OII Australia

OII Australia is an independent support, education and policy development organisation, by and for people with intersex variations or differences. Our work focuses on human rights, bodily autonomy and self-determination, and on evidence-based, patient-directed healthcare.

Domestic violence

National domestic violence helpline
1800 737 732

Another Closet. Information and resources designed to help workers and services better understand LGBTIQ domestic violence and therefore provide the best possible help and support to LGBTIQ people and their friends and families.


ACON is a New South Wales’ leading health promotion organisation specialising in HIV and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health

A web resource for sexually adventurous women

Genderqueer Australia
Contains resources and information for gender questioning people, people who identify as genderqueer, their partners, family and friends, and professionals who serve genderqueer people.

LGBT health alliance
The National LGBTI Health Alliance is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities.

Q life
Online counselling and referral service for LGBTQI community


TouchBase is a national website providing information on alcohol and drug use as well as mental health and sexual health for LGBTI communities. TouchBase is an initiative of the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) and the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF), in partnership with the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), developed to address high rates of alcohol and drug use in these communities through a targeted and destigmatising approach and is a comprehensive resource assisting LGBTI people to better manage their own health and wellbeing.

Twenty10 (NSW)

Twenty10 incorporating GLCS 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. We aim to be a beacon of strength and acceptance by supporting individuals to build resilience and achieve their potential and we strive to be known as a place of excellence in leadership, education and support services for young people and adults wherever they are.


Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives

Based in Melbourne, the purpose of the Archives is to collect and preserve historically significant materials that document the lives of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, and queers of all kinds; educate the public about the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities in all their diversity through public programs, exhibits, and publications.


Sistergirls and Brotherboys Australia
Gender diverse Aboriginal Sistergirls and Brotherboys ….we also invite family friends and supporters to join our closed group.


Leadership and support group for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Lesbians and Same Sex Attracted Women.

Founders Rebecca Johnson and Tanya Quakawoot formed IndigiLez Leadership and Support Group in 2008.  Both women are passionate advocates for improving the lives of Indigenous lesbians and same sex attracted women. The women’s personal experiences of growing up in their respective small country communities in the Wide Bay-Burnett and Central Queensland areas have encouraged them to make a difference in the Indigenous community and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community.  As young adults Rebecca and Tanya encountered extremely challenging obstacles because of their identity. Aboriginal, women and lesbian.

Law reform
NSW Gay and lesbian rights lobby
The Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby (GLRL) advocates on behalf of the lesbians and gay men. It provides referral and educative resources on gay and lesbian rights to the media, policy makers and the community.
Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby
The Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby works towards equality, social justice and human rights for members of the LGBTIQ community. The VGLRL achieves its goals through representation, advocacy and working with the media.
Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group
The Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group is a community-based organisation campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender human rights in Tasmania.



Legal services

LGBTI Legal Service
Specialist community legal centre, Qld

Inner City Legal Centre
NSW runs a LGBTI legal service



Visit in person if in Melbourne, or buy online for the latest LGBTQI books.



Supporting transgender children and their families.

The Gender Centre (NSW)

The Gender Centre is committed to developing and providing services and activities, which enhance the ability of people with gender issues to make informed choices. We offer a wide range of services to people with gender issues, their partners, family members and friends in New South Wales.



Safe Schools Coalition (coming soon to the NT!)

We are a national coalition dedicated to helping schools to be safer and more inclusive for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, school staff and families. We are creating change to ensure that every student and every teacher in every school has access to a safe and inclusive learning environment.



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