Internal Support 

UNSW’s Ally Network offers support by trained staff and students. It aims to ensure UNSW is a safe and welcoming place for staff and students who identify as LGBTIQ.  

If you have been discriminated against or harassed by a member of staff or another student because of your race, religion, sexuality, age, disability or gender and wish to make a complaint, it is important you follow the process as outlined in the Student Complaint Procedure

Safety of students 

Safety of students is of paramount concern at UNSW. If you experience any harassment on campus or do not feel safe please call Security Services. Please note, UNSW has female, male and unisex toilets. All students are entitled to use the bathroom of their choice. 

SRC Queer Officers 

Queer Officers are Student Representative Council representatives who advocate for the rights of LGBTIQ students on campus and organise events. These officers are elected by students and look after the Queer Collective. 

Contact your Queer Officers.   

Queer Collective 

Arc Queer Collective supports and represents all students on campus who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, genderqueer, asexual or anywhere within the Queer spectrum. Look out for Queer Collective meetings, parties and events and more! 

Get in contact if you would like to be added to the secret Facebook group (only oth er members will be able to see you are in the group and it won't be searchable). 

If you have any questions, hot ideas, or anything else shoot us an email

Queerspace on Kensington Campus 

Queerspace is a safe place to relax and connect with other LGBTIQ students. Meetings and other activities are run by the Queer Collective on a regular basis. You can find the Queerspace in Room 9.21, Level 9, Chemical Sciences Building. 

Contact your Collective Officer or Arc Reception if you have any suggestions for the use of the space or to report any issues. 

External Support 

Pride in Diversity UNSW is a member of Pride in Diversity, Australia’s first and only national not-for-profit employer support program for all aspects of LGBTI workplace inclusion. 

Pride in Diversity publishes the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), Australia’s national benchmarking instrument for LGBTI workplace inclusion from which Top Employers for LGBTI people is determined. 

The Gender Centre develops and provides services and activities to enhance the ability of transgender and gender diverse people to make informed choices. Its website contains articles and other educational material about the needs of transgender and gender diverse people. 

Twenty10 incorporating the Gay & Lesbian Counselling Service of NSW, is a community-based, non-profit profit organisation which works with people of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities, their families and communities. 

QLife is a national telephone and web counselling service for LGBTI people, families and friends. 

Services are available 3pm to midnight, every day.