Diversity ACT is a community-based, non-profit organisation that exists to advance and support the aspirations, acceptance and human dignity of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex members of the Canberra community. Diversity ACT is a service hub, a support network and a community resource that seeks to support the diverse experiences of all citizens of the ACT and Region, and to support equal rights and treatment of all Canberrans regardless of their sexual or gender orientation.
Diversity ACT provides a supportive environment for all Canberrans of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities, their families and friends. We aim to act as a beacon of strength and acceptance to help all Canberrans achieve their full potential, regardless of their lifestyle, interests or beliefs. Diversity ACT exists to provide free and confidential counselling services, a safe place for queer youth, specialist support for queer Canberrans in need as well as a recreational hub for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer identifying Canberrans.
Not for Profit Registration
We registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) on 1 July 2015 and became a Public Benevolent Institution on 12 May 2016, which means we have DGR or Tax Deductable status for operating in NSW & ACT
Our mission is to support and work with Canberra LGBTIQ people and community groups, their families, friends and the wider community to continuously advance a culture of inclusion in the ACT.
We will provide a single service hub and achieve excellence in providing and accessing information and education, support and services awareness raising, counselling, education and advocacy.
To achieve and sustain full acceptance, social equality and inclusion for all LGBTIQ people in the ACT community, and for Diversity ACT to be recognised as a centre of excellence.
To engage with the LGBTIQ Community of the ACT so we can assess and respond to changing needs and issues
To develop partnerships and engagement with sister organisations locally, nationally and internationally.
To establish and maintain the Diversity Hub, The Diversity Hub will provide a drop in centre and community spaces which will be safe and comfortable place for LGBTIQ people to visit and also accommodate the offices of the Diversity ACT and other LGBTIQ focused community organisations.
To develop and deliver information, publications, training and education programs for LGBTIQ people and the community on a range of LGBTIQ topics and issues.
To learn from experience, and continuously improve all that we do.