LGBTIQ+ international students

Deakin is committed to making everyone feel welcome.

Being inclusive is one of Deakin’s guiding values. In Australia, it is against the law to discriminate against a person on the grounds of race, colour, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental capabilities or sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status.

Deakin has a large community of staff and students who identify as LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer or questioning). Anyone can join Deakin’s LGBTIQ+ Community – those who identify as LGBTIQ+ as well as allies (supporters). To join or find out more email

I feel involved and engaged, and I’m glad that I can help my friends and contribute to the community

- Danielle Wu, International student, LGBTIQ+ Steering Committee

Gender affirmation in Australia

Read more about diverse genders, intersex and gender transition at Deakin.

Support for international students

In addition to joining Deakin's LGBTIQ+ Community, you can access various support at Deakin:

There are also many external support services. View all LGBTIQ+ support and resources.

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