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LGBTIQA+ Reference Group

The role of the LGBTIQA+ Reference Group is to collaboratively advise council of current and emerging needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and gender diverse, Intersex, Queer and Asexual and Aromantic communities. 


The LGBTIQA+ Reference Group is also responsible for:

  • Contributing to development, and implementation of relevant Council policies, strategies, and plans. For example, the LGBTIQA+ Action Plan.
  • Assisting council to ensure the perspectives and lived experiences of LGBTIQA+ community members are considered in Council services, programs and projects.
  • Promoting knowledge, visibility, equality and inclusion of LGBTIQA+ communities.
  • Assisting to identify opportunities for advocacy, projects and partnerships that reflect the needs of LGBTIQA+ communities.
  • Informing, consulting and collaborating with relevant Advisory Committees on issues relating to LGBTIQA+ communities.
  • Participating in event planning, consultation processes, and other forms of engagement relating to relevant issues.


The group meet 4 to 5 times a year or on special occasions to discuss specific matters.


For information about the LGBTIQA+ reference group please contact the social policy officer or call 9240 1111.