Deakin sees the diversity of its staff and students as a great strength and a much valued asset for our learning community. We support diversity in the higher education sector and we recognise the rights of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex students and employees to learn, live and work, free of prejudice and discrimination, with all the essential freedoms enjoyed by other members of our University community and the broader population.Prof Jane den Hollander AO, Vice-Chancellor
Supporting the inclusion and wellbeing of Deakin’s LGBTIQ+ students and staff.
Deakin support services including Allies and HDCOs, useful links and resources.
About Deakin's LGBTIQ+ Community network and Working Group.
Deakin's LGBTIQ+ community is supported by a network of trained allies.
LGBTIQ+ awareness and ally training sessions for staff and students.
Being LGBTIQ+ in Australia, laws, legal services and other support.
Support for transgender, gender diverse, non-binary and intersex staff and students.
Benefits applicable to LGBTIQ+ staff and families such as leave and health care.
News and Events
New gender transition procedure
Deakin has launched a Gender transition procedure for students and staff who identify as trans or gender diverse and who are undergoing or considering a transition. The procedure outlines the University processes for supporting gender transition. A comprehensive gender transition guide accompanies the procedure. More about gender transition at Deakin.
AWEI (Australian Workplace Equality Index)
Deakin has again achieved the status of Bronze 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.