Deakin LGBTIQ+

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

LGBTIQ+ Plan 2017–2020

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

Support and resources

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

LGBTIQ+ Community

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

LGBTIQ+ Allies

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


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

New gender transition procedureDeakin University Gender Transition Guide

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.

Contact us

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

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AWEI (Australian Workplace Equality Index)AWEI Bronze Employer 2018

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.

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