Parents & Family

In Melbourne there are a number of options available for parents and family of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer or questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity. Support is also available for rainbow families.


Supporting Transgender Children and their Families.

Rainbow Families Victoria

Rainbow Families Victoria

Rainbow Families Victoria advocates for rainbow families: parents, co-parents, partners, carers & prospective parents who identify as LGBTIQ & our children.

Gay Dads Australia

This Australian based website has been set up to support gay men who are planning on, or who are already parents. The site includes an active Discussion lists and Calendars for Victorian, New South Wales and Queensland groups which keeps state members informed of events and topical discussion. Emails to the list asking for support, advice or just sharing of parenting stories are encouraged.

PFLAG Victoria (archived)

Formed in 1993, PFLAG Victoria is a local chapter of the global PFLAG organisation that offers a vital service to “Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays”.

We are parents of lesbians and gays who provide support for other parents, families and friends.  We aim to help them cope when a gay or lesbian child initially comes out to them. We are also there to support the gay children themselves.  PFLAG is not affiliated with any political or religious groups and receives no Government funding.

Read more about PFLAG Victoria here.

Note, the Melbourne chapter of PFLAG is no longer actively operating, however their website contains a range of useful resources. An active PFLAG chapter is operating in Shepparton.

Legal resources

See the ‘Legal’ category down the right-hand side of this web site for legal services for families.

If you are aware of a relevant service that is not listed here, or wish to provide feedback, please send us a message via our Contact page.