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HIV & POSITIVE ORGANISATIONS

HIV and Positive Organisations

Australian Capital Territory

AIDS Action Council of the ACT (AACACT)
Advice, mental health and social support services, financial assistance, legal advocacy
Tel: (02) 6257 2855

Positive Living ACT
Social events for people with HIV, drop-in centre, support, counselling, dietician’s clinic, financial assistance, referral
Tel: (02) 6257 2855
http://napwha.org.au/organisation/positive-living-act

New South Wales

ACON
HIV prevention, health promotion, advocacy, care and support.
Tel: (02) 9206 2000
Free call: 1800 063 060

ACON Hunter Office Newcastle Tel: (02) 4962 7700

ACON Mid-North Coast Office Port Macquarie Tel: (02) 6584 0943

ACON Coffs Harbour Tel: (02) 6651 6017

ACON Northern Rivers Office Lismore Tel: (02) 6622 1555

Positive Life NSW
Advocacy, publications, services, speakers’ bureau, social marketing, education and peer support.
Tel: (02) 9206 2177
Free call: 1800 245 677

HIV Positive Heterosexuals (PozHets)
Statewide service providing education and support for heterosexuals living with HIV and their families.
Tel: (02) 9395 0444
Free call: 1800 812 404

Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service
Bilingual/bicultural support and advocacy for people from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Tel: (02) 9515 1234
Free call: 1800 108 098 (Rural NSW callers)

Ankali
Volunteers provide one-to-one emotional support for people living with HIV, their partners, families and friends. Referrals into counselling and professional support.
Tel: (02) 9332 9742

Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF)
Financial help, supported housing, financial counselling, help with essential bills, loans of essential appliances.
Tel: (02) 9283 8666
Free call: 1800 651 010

Northern Territory

Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council (NTAHC)
Education, advocacy & support.
Tel: (08) 8944 7777

NTAHC Alice Springs Tel: (08) 8953 3172

People Living with HIV/AIDS NT
Tel: (08) 8944 7777

Queensland

Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC)
HIV education, advocacy & support.
Tel: (07) 3017 1777
Free call: 1800 177 434

QuAC Cairns Tel: (07) 4041 5451 Free call: 1800 884 401

Queensland Positive People (QPP)
Peer support, advocacy, treatments and health promotion information.
Tel: (07) 3013 5555
Free call: 1800 636 241

QPP Cairns Tel: (07) 3013 5526

Ethnic Communities Council of Qld
HIV education and support services
Tel: (07) 3844 9166

South Australia

SA Mobilisation + Empowerment for Sexual Health (SAMESH)
Support, education and counselling.
Tel: (08) 7099 5300

Positive Life SA
Advocacy and referrals.
Tel: (08) 8293 3700

Cheltenham Place/Centacare
Individualised support program for PLHIV, including home based respite support.
Tel: (08) 8272 8799

Personal Education and Community Empowerment (PEACE) Multicultural Services
HIV support, information and referrals.
Tel: (08) 8245 8100

Tasmania

Tasmanian Council on AIDS Hepatitis & Related Diseases (TasCAHRD)
Care and support, advocacy, financial support, housing assistance, education.
Tel: (03) 6234 1242
Free call: 1800 675 589

Victoria

Victorian AIDS Council (VAC)
Care and support, counselling, medical services, education, advocacy.
Tel: (03) 9865 6700

Living Positive Victoria (LPV)
Support, advocacy, treatments.
Tel: (03) 9863 8733

Positive Living Centre (PLC)
Community centre, massage, naturopathy, relaxation, yoga, food pantry, peer support, financial assistance, legal centre, self-development and other activities.
Tel: (03) 9863 0444
Free call: 1800 622 795 (Rural Victorian callers)

The Centre Clinic
Community health service for positive people.
Tel: (03) 9525 5866

Positive Women – Victoria
Support and information for positive women and their families and friends.
Tel: (03) 9863 8747

Straight Arrows
Support, services for HIV-positive heterosexual men and women and their families.
Tel: (03) 9863 9414

Multicultural Health and Support Service
HIV education, advocacy & support.
Tel: (03) 9342 9711

Alfred Hospital – HIV CALD Service
HIV education & support to PLHIV.
Tel: (03) 9076 3942

AIDS Housing Action Group
State-wide confidential housing service.
Free call: 1800 674 311

Western Australia

Western Australian AIDS Council (WAAC)
Education, advocacy and support.
Tel: (08) 9482 0000

Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre
HIV education, advocacy & support.
Tel: (08) 9345 5755

NATIONAL HIV ORGANISATIONS

National HIV Organisations

Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO)
National federation for the HIV community response. AFAO’s members are the AIDS Councils in each state and territory; the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA); the Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL); the Anwernekenhe National HIV Alliance (ANA); and Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association.
Tel: (02) 9557 9399

National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA)
National peak organisation representing people living with HIV, providing leadership in advocacy, policy, education and prevention.
Tel: (02) 8568 0300
Freecall 1800 259 666

Anwernekenhe National HIV Alliance (ANA)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-based organisation providing national leadership in promoting and advocating for culturally appropriate services in HIV education, prevention, treatments, care and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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The Institute of Many (TIM)
Peer-run group for HIV-positive people offering online membership through which people can make friends, talk, share knowledge and skills through a confidential group on Facebook. TIM also brings positive people and their allies together at casual events in Sydney and Melbourne.
For further information go to www.theinstituteofmany.org

TIM Women is a confidential digital gathering space for HIV-positive women on Facebook. Women can ask each other questions, share stories, build resilience, and help build and maintain community.
For further information go to TIM Women.

National Network of Women Living with HIV
National peak organisation representing women living with HIV, providing leadership in advocacy, policy and education. For further information contact NAPWHA.
Tel: (02) 8568 0300
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Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL)
National organisation representing people who use or have used illicit drugs, and the peak body for state and territory peer-based drug user organisations.
Tel: (02) 6279 1600

Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association
National organisation representing current and former sex workers, and the peak body for state and territory peer-based sex worker organisations.
Tel: (02) 9690 0551

DRUG USERS

Drug Users

Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA)
Education, practical support, information and advocacy for users of illicit drugs.
Tel: (02) 6279 1670

New South Wales Users & AIDS Association (NUAA)
Education, practical support, information and advocacy to users of illicit drugs.
Tel: (02) 8354 7300
Free call: 1800 644 413 (Rural NSW callers)

Queensland Injectors Health Network (QuIHN)
Education, practical support, information and advocacy for users of illicit drugs.

QuIHN Brisbane Tel: (07) 3620 8111 Free call: 1800 172 076 (Outside Brisbane)

QuIHN Gold Coast Tel: (07) 5520 7900

QuIHN Sunshine Coast Tel: (07) 5443 9576

QuIHN Cairns Tel: (07) 4032 1463

Harm Reduction Victoria (HRVic)
Education, practical support, information and advocacy for users of illicit drugs.
Tel: (03) 9329 1500

Western Australia Substance Users Association (WASUA)
Education, practical support, information and advocacy for users of illicit drugs.
Tel: (08) 9321 2877

SEX WORKERS

Sex Workers

Sex Worker Outreach Project (SWOP) ACT
Information and support for people who engage in sex work.
Tel: (02) 6247 3443

Sex Worker Outreach Project (SWOP)
Information and support for people who engage in sex work.
Tel: (02) 9206 2166
Free call: 1800 622 902

Respect
Information and support for people who engage in sex work.
Tel: (07) 3835 1111

South Australian Sex Industry Network (SIN)
Information and support for people who engage in sex work.
Tel: (08) 8351 7626

Resourcing Health & Education (RhED)
Information and support for people who engage in sex work.
Freecall: 1800 458 752 (Ext. 3)

Magenta Sex Worker Support Project WA
Information and support for people who engage in sex work.
Tel: (08) 9328 1387

FAMILY PLANNING ORGANISATIONS

Family Planning Organisations

Australian Capital Territory

Sexual Health and Family Panning ACT (SHFPACT)
Tel: (02) 6247 3077

New South Wales

Family Planning NSW
Tel: (02) 8752 4300

Northern Territory

Family Planning NT
Tel: (08) 8948 0144

Queensland

Family Planning Queensland
Tel: (07) 3250 0240

South Australia

SHine SA
Tel: 1300 794 584

Tasmania

Family Planning Tasmania
Glenorchy Tel: (03) 6273 9117
Launceston Tel: (03) 6343 4566
Upper Burnie Tel: (03) 6431 7692

Victoria

Family Planning Victoria
Tel: (03) 9257 0100
Free call: 1800 013 952

Family Planning Victoria Action Centre (for people under 25)
Tel: (03) 9660 4700
Free call: 1800 013 952

Western Australia

Sexual and Reproductive Health Western Australia (SRHWA)
Tel: (08) 9227 6177

Quarry Health Centre for Under 25’s
Tel: (08) 9227 1444

HEALTH SERVICES & SUPPORT

Health Services & Support

Beyondblue
Mental health support and advice.
Tel: 1300 22 4636

Hepatitis Australia
Leadership and advocacy on hepatitis.
Tel: (02) 6232 4257
Hep info Line: 1300 437 222 (1300 HEP ABC)

Lifeline
Crisis support and suicide prevention. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Tel: 13 11 14

The National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line
Free telephone and online confidential service for anyone experiencing or who has experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Tel: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)

Osteoporosis Australia
Osteoporosis information and services.
Tel: (02) 9518 8140
Toll Free: 1800 242 141

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA)
Information, support and referral on post-natal depression.
National Helpline: 1300 726 306

Quitline
Information, advice and assistance for people who want to quit smoking.
Quitline: 13 78 48

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