LGBTIQ people

Domestic violence

Domestic violence support services 

Domestic violence can occur within same sex relationships or to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and/or queer (LGBTIQ).

NSW Police has gay and lesbian liaison officers available at local police stations.

Liaison officers are trained to help officers understand the needs of LGBTIQ people and communities. They can offer additional support to LGBTIQ people who are experiencing domestic and family violence or to people who are supporting LGBTIQ people.

NSW Police works in close partnership with LGBTIQ services to provide a comprehensive response to domestic and family violence within LGBTIQ communities.

The following services offer advice or support specific to the needs of LGBTIQ people and their families.

Safe Relationships Project

Operated by the Inner City Legal Centre, providing free information about applying for an apprehended domestic violence order and going to court, along with court assistance, legal advice and referrals. Face-to-face support is available for people in Sydney, and telephone support for people throughout NSW.

1800 244 481 or 02 9332 1966

Another Closet

Online resource for LGBTIQ people affected by domestic and family violence, including information for family members, friends and support services in NSW.


Information and referrals for counselling and support for LGBTI people experiencing domestic and family violence.

1800 063 060 or 02 9206 2000

The Gender Centre

Services include counselling, community case management, gaol and street outreach, education and training, advocacy and some residential services for people who identify as transgender or gender diverse.

1800 069 115 or 02 9519 7599

OII Australia – Intersex Australia

Provides information, education and peer support for intersex people nation-wide.

Transgender Anti-Violence Project

Operated by the Gender Centre, this service includes education and advocacy related to violence, transphobia and hate crimes, and supports people to report violence, seek legal and medical assistance and access referrals to counselling and other services.

1800 069 115 or 02 9569 2366

Last updated: Wednesday, 20 July 2016