With most of us spending our time at home due to COVID-19, it's good to know how you can still connect with the community or seek support if you're needing help. This page will provide information about groups that are meeting online and community services that are continuing to operate. We'll also include links to other resources that you might find helpful!
The Queer Society have established an online space with chat rooms, video games, online events and more!
Catalyst Foundation have moved several of their events online, including their book group. Email [email protected] for more info.
A special mental health support line established in response to COVID-19. Call 1800 632 753 between 8am and 8pm to talk to a counsellor.
Q Life is a LGBTIQA+ specific phone and online chat service operated by members of the community. Available 3-12pm daily.
A crisis hotline available 24/7 on 13 11 14. Also available as a web chat and via text in the evening. See website for more information.
The Lived Experience Telephone Support Service is available via phone/web from 5pm - 11:30pm daily. Staff have mental health lived experience.
All staff at this new COVID-19 support line have mental health lived experience. Available on 1800 02 2020 from 5-11:30pm daily.
RASA have established ASKPEACE, a phone service to provide COVID-19 related support to culturally diverse communities. Call 8245 8110.
ACON have just released a new online resource for trans & gender diverse people: Trans Hub. Included is a page with info about COVID-19.
A list by UK based queer artist and advocate Wednesday Holmes about various things for LGBTIQA+ people to do while self-isolating.
Looking for a TV series or film to watch while staying at home? This list from Q News is a great start!
Equality Australia will be hosting Queer Live In on 2 May. This livestreamed event will bring us together and support queer artists around Oz!
SAMESH has put together information for people living with HIV about how to stay healthy during COVID-19.
Rainbow Library have compiled a list of LGBTIQA+ affirming e-books suitable for children and teens of varying ages.
The Women's Information Service have shared COVID-19 health tips in dozens of languages to make it easier for everyone to understand.
Looking after your mental health during COVID-19 is important. Check this page by the Western Australian Mental Health Commission.
Like your mental health, it's also important to practice self-care more generally. This list from Quartz is worth a read!
Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia have put together some great tips for Aboriginal people about how to stay safe and strong at the moment.
If you've experienced financial issues due to COVID-19, this flowchart might help you find out what support you're eligible for.
Colour Code have compiled information about coronavirus in Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin and Spanish.