Welcome to Trans.au, the community-led national directory of trans and gender diverse services. We’ve been busy building our directory for a few months now, taking submissions and reaching out to every organisation and community group to double check information and ensure that our information is as accurate as possible.
Today we’re really happy to finally show you all what we’ve been working on, and we couldn’t be prouder of all the work our very small team has been cooking together.
We built this because we wanted to map out the services across Australia especially after the situation I found myself in when I went to transition in 2019. I found that trying to transition was a lot of “it’s more who you know than what you know” and we didn’t think that was fair. So starting with the r/transgenderau subreddit wiki, we also wanted to add some credence to that and move away from a wiki structure. But we also still recognise the importance of community and that’s why we link to the subreddit in our menu. We also link to community groups in our directory knowing that the support that is provided isn’t just clinical but also the friends we meet along our journeys.
We have maps of each state as well as a national map to showcase the landscape of trans and gender diverse services and community groups. We are always looking for more services and community groups to list however, so if something that you use doesn’t show up, please let us know here. The form can also be found below our maps.
Our website also includes a section for news and advocacy posts from around the trans and gender diverse community and we would love to get various organisations and groups that have important information a platform to share the incredible work that they undertake on behalf of the trans community. So if this is something that you’re looking to do, please reach out to us at [email protected].
If you want to be informed about our news posts as they come out, you can sign up via email using the form at the bottom of our news and advocacy page.
When submissions are sent using the form linked here, then we reach out to the organisation or community group and double check that we have their permission and also double check all their details with them. So if you make a submission for an organisation or community group to be listed, it can take us some time to seek this input from them in order to publish. We do this to ensure the most accurate information we can.
The team behind Trans.au is not associated with any organisation and is run entirely on a volunteer basis, largely being run by myself. We don’t have any funding for our project and I’m funding this all myself, so if you want to support us, you can do so by our Ko-Fi link.
As the developer of the project, I just want to say a massive thank you to the following people:
- Faye, who designed our incredible logo and branding.
- Ellie, who helped with a lot of the technical aspects including domain details.
- Aria, who organised several Western Australian phone calls.
- Ange for keeping me focused and providing a lot of advice throughout the project.
- Everyone who submitted a service/community group
- Everyone who visits the website
Thank you for checking out our national directory, we’re so proud of the work achieved in these last few months and we’re so happy to be finally sharing this all with you.