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

Deakin’s LGBTIQ+ Community Grants

Deakin University is offering grants of up to $5,000 (exc GST - from a total pool of $15,000) for community-based projects that enhance the inclusion and well-being of LGBTIQ+ Community members and target the areas covered by Deakin’s Burwood, Geelong and Warrnambool campuses. Projects will be funded for the calendar year 2020 and must be completed by 31 December, 2020.

Funding is available to not-for-profit, non-government, incorporated groups and organisations. These can be groups with a focus on the LGBTIQ+ community or groups with a more general focus that which are seeking to extend their work to include the LGBTIQ+ community.

APPLY HERE As part of the application process you must also complete a budget. Please email for a copy of the budget template which must be submitted with your application.

APPLICATIONS DUE BY: 11.59pm, Monday 30 September

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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