Community Groups

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Looking for a local community group? Here’s our list of the different community groups, if there’s something your looking for and can’t find drop us a line and we might be able to point you in the right direction.

ALCOHOL AND DRUG SUPPORT SERVICE – If you are concerned about your own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use, contact us – 24 hour, every day of the year,  confidential telephone, email or livechat – counselling, information, support and referral. We are here to help.

  • Alcohol and Drug Support Line  (94425000 or 1800 198 024 (regional toll free landline)
  • Meth Helpline 1800 874 878
  • Parent and Family Drug Support Line 94425050 or 1800 653 203 (regional toll free landline.)

www.mhc.wa.gov.au or [email protected]

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS RAINBOW GROUP – Meets every Tuesday 7pm – 8pm, in the hall next to St Luke’s Church, cnr George and Rowland Sts, Maylands. If alcohol is costing you more than the price of a drink, please join us for sharing and recovery in a 12 Step Program with proven results. The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. For more information www.aaperthwa.org

BEARS PERTH – A friendly men only social club for men with body and / or facial hair and their admirers. The dress code is  masculine, and men of all shapes, sizes and amount of hairiness are welcome. Licensed Den Nights are on the 2nd Saturday and 4th Friday of each month 9pm till Late @ Loton Park Bulwer St (near Lord St) East Perth. There are also different events on the 2nd Sunday of each month, often at a members residence or alternative events as advised. Visitors welcome. Contact us via phone 0487 595 672, email: [email protected], http://bearsperth.org or http://bit.ly/bpi-www

BISEXUAL+ COMMUNITY PERTH – is a safe place for people who are not gay or straight (we use the term ‘bisexual’ as an umbrella term for that) to engage in respectful discussion, connect with people, and form community online. There are also regular opportunities to connect in person, including events for Bi Visibility Day (23/9) and the Pride Parade. You can join the Bisexual+ Community Perth group by going directly to www.facebook.com/groups/bicommperth

CYRENIAN HOUSE – Alcohol & other drug treatment service – Cyrenian House proudly supports the Western Australian LGBTIQ+ community, providing a safe environment to seek support for alcohol and other drug (AOD) use issues. Services include free counselling for your own AOD use, or if you are affected by the us of another person, family and couples counseling, group work, low medical detox, residential rehabilitation treatment and more. PH: 9328 9200 or www.cyrenianhouse.com

DYKES ON BIKES – A diverse, loosely-knit social group, occasional organised rides & gatherings plus annual appearance as the traditional lead float in the Pride Parade. If you are a female who rides a motorbike and loves women, then come along and check out dykes on bikes. General enquiries see our public group on facebook… Dykes on bikes WA or email [email protected]

FREEDOM CENTRE – Freedom Centre provides a safe space, peer support, information, and referrals for LGBTTIQ and Questioning young people (under 26).FC provides a range of services including an online Forum, trainings, workshops and our drop-in centre sessions which are open for: Freespace – every Wednesday 5-8pm & Friday 4-8pm, Outspace – 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month 12pm-5pm, GenderQ – 1st Thurs of the month 5-8pm, 1st People’s Qspace – 3rd Thursday of the month 5-8pm, Junior aGender – last Monday of even months 5-8pm, QMovie – last Tuesday of odd months 5-8pm. 93 Brisbane St, Perth WA 6000 Ph: 9228 0354 Email: [email protected] Web: www.freedom.org.au  www.fcyeah.tumblr.com

GAY AND LESBIAN SINGERS OF WA (GALSWA) – GALSWA welcomes members from all shades of the sexuality and gender diversity rainbow and our allies. There are no auditions, singers of all abilities welcome,. Rehearsals Thursday 7 to 9pm at the Royal Park Hall, 180 Charles Street, West Perth (cnr Vincent Street) For more information visit our website at www.galswa.org.au email [email protected] or contact Jackie on 0405 081 638

GRAI (GLBTI RIGHTS IN AGEING Inc.) – works to improve the quality of life for older LGBTI people, both in care and in the community. Providing visibility and a voice for LGBTI elders is key to this. Through research and advocacy we have achieved law reform to end discrimination for older LGBTI people. We work with the aged care sector, delivering training to achieve safe and inclusive aged care services. We hold community events to build better community supports and friendships. New members welcome. Interested? Contact June on 08 9383 7753. PO Box 514 North Perth WA 6906 or 54 Bickley Cres, Manning 6152. E: [email protected] or visit www.grai.org.au

HEPATITIS WA – providing information and support to people affected by hepatitis. If you would like to know more on hepatitis A, B or C, contact us on 9328 8538 (Metro) or 1800 800 070 (Country). 134 Aberdeen St Northbridge WA 6003 — www.hepatitiswa.com.au

LIVING PROUD – (formerly Gay & Lesbian Community Services of WA). Living Proud provides LGBTI community services for Western Australians, by promoting the wellbeing of LGBTI+ people and communities in WA. Information, support, referrals and professional training. City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St, West Perth WA 6005. Phone: (08) 9486 9855 Email: [email protected] Web: www.livingproud.org.au

LOTON PARK TENNIS CLUB – Diversity is our advantage. Come on down and try something new at Perth’s Other Gay & Lesbian venue. It’s not just about tennis. Open to all levels of players – social and competitive – with an emphasis on enjoyment for everyone. With the city skyline as our backdrop, sit back on the embankment or balcony and enjoy a drink in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. A full social calendar ahead ensures a summer of fun for everyone. [email protected] Ph: (08) 9328 5065 — www.lotonpark.com.au

M CLINIC – STI/HIV SCREENING CLINIC –  For men who have sex with men. Confidential, non-judgemental STI testing & Treatment. Please call (08) 9227 0734 for  appointments. Central location. After hours options available. For more information email [email protected] or visit mclinic.org.au

OPEN ARMS FELLOWSHIP – Open Arms Fellowship Australia is an Independent Charismatic church located in Western Australia. We welcome everyone and anyone who has a love for Christ without fear of judgement. Open Arms welcomes GLBTIQ People, their friends and supporters. for further information email: [email protected]
or ph: 0405 285 233

OUTdance – Is Perth’s only LGBTIQ ballroom dancing group. OUTdance has been running successfully in the community since 2001 and holds dance classes each week as well as social events for the LGBTIQ community.
OUTdance is managed by LGBTIQ volunteers and offers a great opportunity to meet new people while you learn how to dance in a safe, relaxed environment. You don’t need to bring a partner, couples and singles are welcome. Dances include Cha Cha, Barn Dance, Disco Madison, Evening Three Step, Jive, Merrilyn, Progressive Jive, Quickstep, Samba, Square Rumba, Slow Rhythm, Tango and a selection of Line dances to mention just a few!
Our classes are currently held every Tuesday night from 7:00pm – 9:00pm:
Mt Hawthorn Community Hall (upstairs)
197 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mt Hawthorn
Cost: $18/person, pay as you go. There are no contract or courses to be purchased.
 A beginner or have two left feet?  Don’t worry… We know it can be daunting but you can join in any time. Our instructors and regular dancers will make you welcome and support your learning.
Class Enquiries: Judy 0417 911 214 or Warwick 0450 041 023.
[email protected]

PERTH PYTHONS HOCKEY CLUB – As Perth’s first and only LGBTI+ hockey club, we welcome everyone from complete beginners to experienced players. We’re fun, social, inclusive and friendly. In summer, we train on the weekend and play in UWA’s 7-a-side social hockey competition. In winter, we don’t hibernate, join us for a social event or one of our fitness sessions. For more information, check out our Facebook page Perth Pythons Hockey Club or contact us at [email protected]

NEW PERTH RAINBOW TOASTMASTERS – We run a fun, professional and friendly environment to develop your confidence in public speaking and build your leadership skills for LGBTIQ community. We help bring the “in” of introvert out of you. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 2-4pm at The Court Hotel, Perth. Contact us for more information: Email [email protected] Phone: 0451 116 480, find us on Facebook or visit our website.

PFLAG PERTH – (PARENTS, FAMILIES & FRIENDS OF LESBIANS & GAYS — is a community organisation offering support and understanding for families and friends with loved ones who are LGBTI. Meetings are held every second month in West Perth (please call to register) Visit website for more information, news, events and meeting dates: www.pflagwa.org.au Mobile: 0404 594 699 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: pflagperth

PRIDE WA Inc. – To lead by example in creating a world where inclusion and diversity are embraced and celebrated.  Pride WA encourages the cultural expression, celebration and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and all people of diverse sexuality and gender living in Western Australia.  We recognise that our collective strength lies in our diversity and willingness to embrace and respect the differences that exist both within our Pride community and the broader communities in which we live, work, love and celebrate.  Pride WA stages events through the year, including their annual Arts and Culture festival PrideFEST, Pride PARADE and Fairday.  Information can be found on www.pridewa.com.au or contact us;
E: [email protected], P: 08 6269 2220

PRIMETIMERS WA — If you are a mature gay or bisexual man, we are keen to welcome you to Prime Timers. The group meets at 2pm on the second Sunday of each month, at Lotteries House:  2 Delhi St, West Perth. PO Box 829, Mt. Lawley 6929. For more info go to www.primetimerswa.com or email: [email protected].

QLife (Counselling & referral) — QLife is Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for people of diverse sex, genders and sexualities. QLife provides nation-wide, early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people of all ages. Freecall: 1800 184 527 Time: 3pm to 12pm
Web: www.qlife.org.au

RAINBOW LABOR — This is a group of LGBTI and like-minded community members volunteering at a grass-roots level of the WA Labor Party. The branch meets monthly, has a direct link to the State Executive and delegates at the State Conference. Being involved in Rainbow Labor gives members the opportunity to have a direct influence on policies of the Australian Labor Party at both State and Federal levels. For further information or to join please contact Branch President Andy Skinner on 0452 446 995 email [email protected] or visit facebook.com/RainbowLaborWA

SAINT ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CHURCH —  Open door worship 6pm Sundays.  Welcome and affirmation for all GLBTI people.  259 Barker Road, Subiaco.  9381 1130.  [email protected]  www.siriol.net/StAndrew

SECCA (SEXUALITY EDUCATION COUNSELLING CONSULTANCY AGENCY) — Counselling for people with a disability, their partners, carers & family about relationships & sexuality. Professional education & consultancy services available covering sexuality & disability. Fees may apply. Mon-Fri 9-5. City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St West Perth WA 6005.
Ph 9420 7226 / Fx 9420 7229. e: [email protected]www.secca.org.au

STANDING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER – a Charity that supports and provides practical assistance to GLBT women who have experienced Domestic and Family Violence. Support includes household items, furniture, advice, advocacy, referral and financial assistance. If you would like to support SSTS by donating quality items or you are seeking assistance. Email [email protected] Facebook: Shoulder to Shoulder Inc

TRANSFOLK OF WA — A peer support network for gender diverse people and their loved ones in Western Australia. P: Nick 0450 448 871 E: [email protected] Facebook W: www.transfolkofwa.org

TEAM PERTH – Team Perth is a hub for bringing together all the queer sporting and recreation groups here in Perth and WA. Our goal is to promote diversity and inclusion in all sports, as well as to provide and to help connect groups together. If you’re looking to join a club, or if you’d like to start your own, go to our website at teamperth.info, check our our Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamperth or email us at [email protected]

WA AIDS COUNCIL — Strengthening our community’s health and quality of life. Provides a range of services for people living with HIV/AIDS, Counselling ( issues include HIV/AIDS, relationships, sexuality & gender) Needle and Syringe Exchange, Peer Education, workshops & STI screening for men who have sex with men. Other community education, prevention and training services offered. 664 Murray Street, West Perth,
Admin: 08 9482 0000 AIDSline 9482 0044, Mensline 9322 8401 (Toll Free 1800 671 130) www.waaids.com email: [email protected]

WA WANDERERS BUSHWALKING – a men’s social walking group for gay guys and their friends, who are keen to get outside and enjoy Western Australia’s countryside with an easy-going and friendly group. We do a day walk each month and one or two weekends away each year. Newcomers welcome. Mix of easy and more challenging walks. www.wawanderers.com.au or [email protected] or phone 0415 249 265.

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FEES including GST: Annual (unfunded) $110.00 Annual (funded) $200.00