About us

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Diversity ACT Community Services is a membership-based charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). We operate out of the Diversity Hub in Kambah, ACT, and have a diverse membership that includes other organisations, service providers, and individuals who share our vision and values for the ACT LGBTIAQ+ community.

We are a member of ACTCOSS, which is a member of the nationwide network of Councils of Social Service (the COSS Network), that includes each of the state and territory Councils and the national body, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS).

Our strategic direction and corporate governance is provided by a Management committee, which is composed of respected leaders from within our membership.

We provide free and confidential services, a safe place, specialist support services, a recreational community service hub and community resources that support the diverse experiences of all citizens of the ACT and region.

Our mission

Diversity ACT is a community-led organisation that connects with all levels of society and government. We work for the community, forming partnerships that provide advocacy and support to connect, empower and build an inclusive and safe region for LGBTIAQ+ people.  We foster this environment through learning from and celebrating one another.

Our vision

Safety and inclusion for LGBTIAQ+ people in the ACT region.

Our governance

Diversity ACT Community Services is governed by our Management committee as outlined in our Association Rules November 2021, which adopt (and amend) the Model Rules under Schedule 1 of the Incorporated Association Regulations (ACT). We also have a range of subcommittees.

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Our strategic goals

  • Building community through:
    • running community events in South Canberra for LGBTIAQ+ people and the wider community, which target opportunities to build relationships, skills, and a sense of place
    • increasing our links with community organisations and government agencies
    • increasing our membership by 25%
    • increasing member involvement in subcommittees
  • Delivering information through:
    • monthly email President’s updates
    • quarterly newsletters shared via email and the website
    • media releases on topics relevant to LGBTIAQ+ people in South Canberra and the wider ACT region.


If you have a complaint regarding Diversity ACT , you can submit it using the Diversity ACT Complaints Form. All complaints will be handled in accordance with our Complaints procedure.