North Sydney Council is committed to supporting an inclusive and welcoming community which values and celebrates diversity in all its forms.

This page provides information and links to relevant services for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community.


Safe Places Program

In 1991, the AIDS Council of NSW (ACON) launched the Safe Place Program to provide a network of local organisations providing immediate refuge for LGBTI people fearful of street-based homophobic violence. North Sydney Council joined the program in 2005 and promoted it to organisations in the local government area.

In recent years, the reduction in street-based homophobic violence has resulted in the original goal of the program becoming obsolete. Consequently, in May 2013, ACON relaunched the program to accredit and publicly acknowledge organisations which: welcome sexuality, gender diverse, and intersex people; publically demonstrate support for LGBTI communities; and actively promote a prejudice and discrimination free space. In recognition of the contribution the relaunched Safe Place Program makes to Council’s goals for a safer and more inclusive and accepting community, Council encourages local organisations to join the Safe Place Program.

More details here:


Further Links

  • GLLO (Gay & Lesbian Liason Officer) Police Harbourside Local Area Command Ph: 9956 3199
  • Twenty 10
    A community not-for-profit that supports and works with young people, communities and families of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities.
  • ACON
    A health promotion organisation with a central focus on HIV/AIDS.
  • Community Directory
    Helps you find detailed information about services, events and activities in your local area, such as childcare, sports and social clubs and support services.
  • Mardi Gras
    Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) is the not-for-profit member-based organisation that organises the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade and Festival as well as number of other events throughout the year.
    Clinic16 is a publicly funded sexual health service. Part of the comprehensive health services offered by Northern Sydney Local Health District - a service of NSW Health
    Services for the Transgender and Gender Diverse community.
    Sexual Health Information Line Ph: 1800 451 624
    Information for people with intersex variations.

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