Sexuality, sex and gender diversity

At Murdoch we promote a welcoming environment in which people can be themselves and celebrate all identities and experiences. We support the LGBTIQA+ community through our Ally program, the Ally network, policies and other support services.

What is LGBTIQA+?

The term LGBTIQA+ is an inclusive term to identify a group of people based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status.

Support through the Ally network

Ally LogoMany staff and students across Murdoch complete the Ally program training and choose to become an Ally as part of the visible network of advocates for the LGBTIQA+ community. Members of the Ally network provide a safe zone for anyone who identifies as LGBTIQA+ to speak openly, ask questions or seek support. Murdoch staff members can be identified as an Ally through a Murdoch University Ally rainbow sticker on their office door or around their workplace.

Join the Ally network

Ally program training is open to anyone who would like to become an advocate and promote awareness for the LGBTIQA+ community.

During the training you can learn about the LGBTIQA+ community, some of the issues faced at university and some external and internal struggles.

Find out more about the Ally program and training

Health and wellbeing support

The Murdoch University Health: Counselling Service is available to all students and staff and can provide confidential support through an appointment with an experienced counsellor.

There are also many external organisations which offer resources, advice and counselling. The following government sites can help you find the right services and advice.

  • Head to Health helps you find information, resources and mental health services that are right for you.
  • Healthdirect provides trusted advice and an index for all health services in your local area.

Support for the LGBTIQA+ community in Australia

Throughout Australia there are many organisations dedicated to providing support for and promoting the LGBTIQA+ community. Here are just a few: