Deakin LGBTIQ+ Staff and Students

There’s a place for everyone at Deakin

LGBTIQ+ Community

About Deakin's LGBTIQ+ Community network and Working Group.

Support and resources

Deakin support services including Allies and HDCOs, useful links and resources.

LGBTIQ+ Allies

Deakin's LGBTIQ+ community is supported by a network of trained allies.

LGBTIQ+ Discrimination and Complaints

Supporting the inclusion and wellbeing of Deakin’s LGBTIQ+ students and staff.


LGBTIQ+ awareness and ally training sessions for staff and students.

International students

Being LGBTIQ+ in Australia, laws, legal services and other support.

Intersex and diverse genders

Support for transgender, gender diverse, non-binary and intersex staff and students.

Working at Deakin

Benefits applicable to LGBTIQ+ staff and families such as leave and health care.

News and Events

Being Seen and Heard

Diversity and Inclusion have produced a number of videos in our Being Seen and Heard series in 2019. We started with Hannah and Meghan's story which was launched for the International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31.

We have now added two more stories about members of the Deakin LGBTIQ+ community.

Sherrie Beaver talks about her life in Sherrie Beaver – Giving Back to My Community and Kevin Murfitt tells his story in Kevin Murfitt - An Academic Career Advocating for People with a Disability.

We will continue this series next year. If you know of any other staff members whose story deserves to be told, please let us know at

Contact us

Senior Project Adviser: Ramon Martinez-Mendoza
LGBTIQ+ Officer: Lian Low

Email us at

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AWEI (Australian Workplace Equality Index)

Deakin has achieved the status of Gold Tier employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI), an index managed by Pride in Diversity, Australia’s first and only national, not-for-profit employer support program for all aspects of LGBTI workplace inclusion.

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