Welcome to Gay & Lesbian Switchboard
Telephone counselling, information and referrals
Gay and Lesbian Switchboard (Vic) Inc. (Switchboard) is a volunteer organisation which provides a free, confidential and anonymous telephone counselling, referral and information service for the Victorian and Tasmanian gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) community and its supporters.
The telephones are answered by trained volunteers who themselves identify as GLBTI and we receive calls from a wide range of people; some may be experiencing problems at work, in their relationships, with family or who are coming out; not to mention callers who simply want a referral to other community organisations and groups.
We also to speak to the family and friends of people who might identify as GLBTI; and receive calls from health and welfare professionals.
Please explore our website and feel free to call our counsellors to seek any information you need or to discuss any issues.
Switchboard congratulates the 2013 Rainbow Award winners:
Outstanding Achievement Award winner Sandy Verrier - Teacher/Anti-bullying advocate
LGBTIQ Youth "Coming Out" Award winner Ricky Meerding - Outright Youth
LGBTIQ Adult Award winner Julian Punch
LGBTIQ Award winner - The Pinnacle Foundation
Switchboard is a proud partner in the QLIfe Australia project. For advice, or simply to connect call on 1800 184 527 phone lines are 5:30pm to 10:30pm every day.