Donate to VAC
VAC is leading our community in the fight against HIV and STIs. The charity works to confront the continuing challenges of the HIV epidemic and, increasingly, the overall health and wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community.
VAC works to strengthen the independence, dignity, health and wellbeing of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and the LGBTI community; reduce the transmission of HIV and STIs; and enhance health outcomes for PLHIV. In particular, VAC is invested in bringing the AIDS epidemic to an end.
Through a donation, together we can make a substantial difference to the quality of life of people living with HIV in Victoria and work towards reducing the prevalence of HIV, and address service gaps required to better meet the needs of the broader LGBTI communities. By making a tax-deductable donation to us, you will be helping fund all the services and activities we provide:
VAC relies on the generosity of its supporters to continue a number of vital projects and activities, so every cent you donate helps make a difference.
Victorian AIDS Council Donation Program
The following exciting new VAC initiatives have been included in our 2017/2018 donation program. We encourage you to dig deep and partner with us in these valuable projects. Your 100% tax deductible donation will change lives and assist people living with HIV and members of LGBTI communities to know that they are valued and supported.
VAC believes that achieving marriage equality is an important step towards reducing the disadvantage, discrimination and distress experienced by LGBTl people on a daily basis, and it is essential for promoting the health and wellbeing of LGBTl people and communities.
Between September and November 2017, the Australian Government will undertake a voluntary postal survey to determine the level of national support for marriage equality. As part of our Marriage Equality Project, we are working with The Equality Campaign to support a change in laws relating to marriage equality.
All donations to our Marriage Equality Project will be used to support the work we’re undertaking to promote the health and wellbeing of LGBTI persons in relation to marriage equality and related rights and discrimination issues.
As a Health Promotion Charity, Victorian AIDS Council Inc. (ABN 52 907 644 835) is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient and all donations over $2 are fully tax deductible.
Your contribution will be greatly appreciated and will help improve the health and wellbeing of hundreds of thousands of people across Australia.
LBQ Women's Health Conference 2017
The LBQ Women’s Health Conference focusses on the health and wellbeing needs of all LBQ women within Australian communities.
The event offers attendees a wide range of opportunities to discuss, engage with and explore these health needs as well as profile new and emerging research, innovative programs and services being delivered to address these needs in our communities.
The LBQ Womens Conference is committed to meaningful inclusion, diversity and access. It aims to create safer spaces to strengthen the health and wellbeing of all LBQ women, including Aboriginal women and Sistergirls, women of colour, women with disabilities, trans, gender diverse and intersex women.
We respect that experiences of lesbian, bisexual and queer sexuality can intersect with diverse gender experiences, intersex status and all forms of marginalisation that women experience. We acknowledge that striving for best practice and positive health outcomes for all women requires meaningful engagement and fostering a cross-sector response that embeds these principles in all aspects of our work.
EQUINOX Gender Diverse Health Service
Equinox Gender Diverse Health Service offers both a bulk billing General Practice and a low cost counselling service to the trans and gender diverse (TGD) community. We see a need for a safe, inclusive space for TGD to people to access quality general practitioner and well being services. We want to create this space with the community, to help reduce the barriers to the health and well being that TGD people deserve.
Located at 175 Rose Street in Fitzroy, Equinox is Australia’s first and only peer led TGD health service. We engage with the VAC Trans and Gender Diverse Advisory Group to identify service provision gaps and to understand community requirements so that we can provide the highest standard of care possible. We employ members of the TGD community where possible and we understand that there is a need for a safe, friendly, trans-affirmative space where all aspects of your general health care can be attended to. Our service provision is based upon respecting all members of the TGD community and providing quality General Practice services in a friendly, trans-affirmative environment.