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State-based organisations

Links to AIDS Councils, people living with HIV/AIDS, sex worker organisations and other groups in your state or territory.

These organisations can provide information and resources and can also refer you to local HIV groups, HIV testing clinics etc. Many of these groups welcome volunteer assistance.

ACT | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

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Australian Capital Territory

AIDS Action Council of the ACT (includes programs for gay men, people with HIV, sex workers and people who use drugs).

Health Department:




New South Wales

ADAHPS ADAHPS is a state-wide service that assists in the care and management of people with HIV and complex needs. Typically, clients may have a diagnosis of AIDS Dementia or a psychiatric illness complicating their HIV infection.

ACON ACON is a non-government organisation based in the gay & lesbian communities and providing services to members of those communities including Indigenous people, transgender people and injecting drug users, to all people living with HIV and to sex workers. Services include information, HIV support, referral, housing and legal advice, and a women's project.

Albion Street Centre The Albion Street Centre, a facility of South East Health deals exclusively with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C clinical management, counselling, research, prevention and education. The Centre provides free HIV testing, services for people with HIV and has an extensive library.

Bobby Goldsmith Foundation Australia's oldest HIV charity providing practical, emotional and financial support to PLHIV. Services include capacity building workshops, financial counselling, casework providing referral and information on services, access to funded ARV's for those on low incomes and other avenues of financial assistance.

Health Department:

Heterosexual HIV/AIDS Service (PozHet) a statewide NSW funded service that provides HIV/AIDS resources for positive women, positive men, their partners & family members. 

HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) is a community legal centre that specialises in HIV related legal matters.

Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service This is a multilingual website with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis information in a number of community languages. 

Positive Life NSW

People With Disabilities (NSW) Inc. (PWD) A state peak disability rights and advocacy organisation. Services include a Disability Services and Neglect Hotline, a Disability Complaints Service, and a newsletter.

Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) NSW

Sydney Sexual Health Centre A clinical, educational, research, and community-oriented centre offering specialist expertise in Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI) and HIV. 

Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service of NSW

Women & HIV Fact Sheets - published by Family Planning NSW.



Northern Territory

Health Department:

Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council



The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Sexual Health programs provide education, information and referrals on these topics to  people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Gay & Lesbian Welfare Association (GLWA)

Health Department:

Queensland AIDS Council (was Queensland Association for Healthy Communities)

Queensland Positive People a peer-based advocacy organisation for people living with HIV in Queensland

Queensland Injectors Health Network (QUIHN)



South Australia

Health Department:

Gay and Lesbian Community Services of SA

SAMESH (South Australia Mobilisation + Empowerment for Sexual Health) provides community based support, education, training and advocacy related to sexual health and HIV. SAMESH is a joint initiative between lead agency Shine SA and VAC (Victorian AIDS Council).

Sexual Health information networking & education SA Inc (SHine SA)

PEACE Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis C Services is a program with Relationships Australia (SA) that supports and assists individuals, families and communities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to lead balanced and healthy lives.

Positive Life SA

Women's Health Statewide HIV project



Gay and Lesbian Support and Information (referral page from Gay & Lesbian Counselling & Information Service)

Health Department:

Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Diseases




HIV, Hepatitis & STI Education + Resource Centre A state-wide community resource centre on HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and sexually transmissible diseases hosted be the Alfred Hospital

Gay and Lesbian Switchboard (Vic)

Health Department:

Living Positive Victoria

Multicultural Health and Support Service A community service that provides education, information and support on issues of sexual health, HIV/AIDS and blood-borne viruses to migrant and refugee communities.

Positive Women Victoria

Straight Arrows Straight Arrows is a group providing information and support for HIV positive heterosexual men and women and their families.

Victorian AIDS Council



Western Australia

Gay and Lesbian Community Services WA

Health Department:

Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre

WA AIDS Council






This page was published on 14 July, 2011

This page was reviewed on 09 October 2014