Our services

OII Australia can provide a range of services to individuals, organisations, institutions and community groups around Australia. Contact us for more information.

Peer support

We offer a support service for Australian residents with intersex variations, and their families. Please contact us via the Contact page and we aim to always respond urgently – but please remember that we rely on part-time staff and volunteers. We sometimes hold gatherings of members and some allies and supporters, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne. Contact us if you’re interested in attending a gathering.

People with intersex variations and our family members and allies may also wish to join the Facebook group for OII friends and members. It is a “secret” group, to maintain the privacy of members. Please send us a message on Facebook if you wish to join.

Employment and service delivery

Making your service intersex friendlyWe can help make your workplace and service intersex-inclusive, working with you to establish how the needs of intersex people can be met, and how to frame your service in ways that may be more appealing to an intersex audience. Examples include:

Awareness raising

Awareness raisingWe can help you to develop an understanding of the range and diversity of intersex people, our needs and issues, and your responsibilities in relation to anti-discrimination legislation. Awareness raising events include:

Our information and awareness raising news articles have been published in The Guardian, ABC’s The Drum (November 2013 and March 2014), as well as Australian LGBTI media such as the Star Observer.

Information resources

Intersex for alliesWe produce a range of information resources, including leaflets for allies (our ‘101’ introductory resource), parents, and posters. You can find a curated collection of articles about fiction and non-fiction books, videos, films and audio on intersex issues. Our FAQs, submissions and policies are also available to view, alongside personal stories and comment.

Our resources are popular and widely used, including an ‘Intersex for Allies’ resource that went viral on Tumblr, and has been shared on Twitter and Facebook by the UN Free & Equal campaign.

Custom training and education

EducationWe can offer advice on the impact of legislation and regulations, human resources and equal opportunity issues. Organisations to whom we have provided training and education services include:

Advocacy, human rights and law reform

Senate debate on intersex healthOII Australia is actively engaged in promoting recognition of intersex people in law and regulations, with a particular focus on improving recognition of our health needs and human rights. Our contributions to public life in Australia include:

Contact us

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