Women’s Health Centres
Women’s Health NSW website provides contact details for women’s health centres in NSW. www.whnsw.asn.au
Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre
Provides low cost medical, allied and complementary health services to women.
T: 02 9560 3011
24 hour domestic violence line
Operated by experienced staff with the NSW Department of Community Services, this is a state-wide 24 hour domestic violence advice line. This number is free from public phones and landlines. Calls from mobiles will be billed to your account and will appear on your bill.
T: 1800 65 64 63
TTY: 1800 657 463
In an emergency dial 000
Information about protecting yourself from HIV and living well with HIV
Sexual health clinics throughout NSW provide screening and treatment in a confidential, non judgemental environment.
If you have had unsafe sex and believe you have been exposed to HIV it might be possible to reduce the possibility of transmission by taking PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis). Sexual health clinics and hospital emergency departments will administer PEP. For PEP to be possible, it is essential to present to a sexual health clinic or emergency department as soon as possible within 72 hours after the exposure.
Sydney Sexual Health Clinic
T: 02 9382 7440
Freecall: 1800 451 624 (outside Sydney)
The website includes information on sexually transmitted infections
Family Planning NSW
Healthline 1300 658 886 (staffed by nurses who can answer questions on sexually transmitted infections and other health issues)
HIV/AIDS Information & Referral
T: 02 9332 9700
Freecall: 1800 633 353
ACON (formerly The AIDS Council of NSW)
T: 02 9206 2000
Freecall: 1800 063 060
Multicultural HIV & Hepatitis Service
T: 02 9515 5030
Free Call 1800 108 098
Heterosexual HIV/AIDS Service (HHAS), also known as Pozhet
The lead agency in NSW to address issues related to HIV and heterosexuality. Information, fun and support for the HIV positive straight community in NSW.
Freecall: 1800 812 404
Albion Street Centre
Australian community based multiciplinary centre dealing exclusively with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C clinical management, counselling, research, prevention and education.
T: 02 9332 9600
Positive Life NSW (formerly PLWHA NSW or People living with HIV/AIDS NSW)
Non-profit community organization representing the interests of people living with HIV/AIDS in NSW.
T: (02) 9361 6011
Freecall: 1800 245 677
Family Dispute Resolution (mediation)
T: 1300 364 277
Uniting Care Unifam Mediation
T: 02 8830 0777
T: 02 9418 8800
Freecall 1800 801 578
Uniting Care Unifam Counselling Services
T: 02 9373 5500
Anglicare Counselling Services
T: 13 26 32
Contact Us for referral to selected private therapists experienced in sexual orientation, relationships and communication issues
24 hour crisis counselling
13 11 14
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services
Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW
T: 02 9212 4777
Women’s Legal Service NSW
Provides women with free legal advice and information.
T: 02 9749 5533
Freecall: 1800 801 501
HIV AIDS Legal Centre
A specialist community legal centre funded to provide free legal services and advice to people with HIV related legal matters. Their website contains useful documents about HIV and legal issues.
T: 02 9026 2060
Support for male partners
GAMMA – the Gay and Married Men’s Association (NSW) Support, information and advice for men who are or have been in a heterosexual relationship, and who have sexual contact with other men. Regular meetings and events organised. T: 02 9267 4000 Freecall: 1800 804 617 www.gamma.org.au
NSW Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service A volunteer community-based service providing free and confidential telephone counselling, information and referral services and support groups for gay men, lesbians, bisexual and transgendered people throughout NSW on sexuality and life issues. (7 days 5.30-10.30pm) T: 02 8594 9595 Freecall: 1800 14 4527 www.glcsnsw.org.au
M Clinic (only for men) – at Sydney Sexual Health Clinic. In addition to their usual services, Sydney Sexual Health provides a free, confidential, clinic on Tuesday evenings for men who have sex with men. No Medicare card required. T: 02 9382 7440 for an appointment http://www.sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au/sydhosp/services/sshc.asp
Support for families
PFLAG NSW Inc. (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
Support and information for families and friends of gays and lesbians. Various meeting locations in NSW and Australia.
Families Like Mine
USA based website for children of gay and lesbian parents.
Email support and resources for people (both children and adult children) of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people (USA based).