At Study Melbourne we celebrate and support diversity and inclusion, fostering an environment where everyone can thrive, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or cultural background. We invite you to explore, learn, and connect with us as you embark on this exciting journey as an international student in Victoria. Remember, you are not alone – our community stands strong together!

This page is specially curated for international students from the LGBTQIA+ community and allies. Here you can find vital information, resources and support for LGBTQIA+ international students navigating life in Victoria. These include:

Community and Events

Stay updated on various LGBTQIA+ events, meetups and gatherings in Victoria. Connect with like-minded individuals, build friendships and create lasting memories as you explore the vibrant LGBTQIA+ community.

Support Services

We understand the unique challenges international students may face, which is why we've compiled a list of local LGBTQIA+ support organisations and helplines. The services are free and confidential, but phone charges may vary. Whether you need advice, counselling or just someone to talk to, help is just a click away.

Safe Spaces

Discover LGBTQIA+-friendly venues and community centers across Victoria where you can feel free to express yourself without judgment. From lively nightlife to cosy hangouts, we've got you covered.

Legal and Health Information

Get informed about LGBTQIA+ rights and protections in Victoria and Australia. Access information on healthcare services, including LGBTQIA+ sensitive medical practitioners.

Coming Out Guidance

For those who are considering, or in the process of, coming out you can check supportive articles, personal stories and tips to help you navigate this journey with confidence and self-assurance.

Sports Clubs

Find LGBTQIA+ sports clubs in Victoria and connect with like-minded people while playing your favourite sport.

Educational Resources

Access a range of educational materials on LGBTQIA+ history, terminology, and contemporary issues. Enhance your knowledge and become an advocate for positive change.

LGBTIQ+ student groups

Join fellow queer students in various LGBTIQ+ student groups around Victoria. Connect with other students, engage in discussions, participate in activities, and make friends.

For more resources, you can visit the Victorian Pride Centre website.

If you have any questions or want to talk to someone from the Study Melbourne team, please contact us at

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