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Information and resources for LGBTIQ students, staff and supporters

ECU offers a range of support services and resources for LGBTIQ students, staff and supporters.

ECU is committed to transforming lives and enriching society. We respect the importance of diversity and inclusion within our university community and strive to be a place of belonging for all staff and students.

ECU celebrates and supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer or questioning (LGBTIQ) students and staff and offers a range of support services on and off campus.

ALLY Network

The ALLY network aims to create a more diverse and inclusive culture by promoting greater awareness of and support for ECU's LGBTIQ staff and students.

ALLYs are sensitive towards and have an understanding of LGBTIQ people and their experiences. An ALLY affirms the rights of LGBTIQ persons and challenges discriminatory behaviours and practices.

ALLYs are not identified as being LGBTIQ and represent the entire ECU community.

If you would like to speak with an ALLY, visit the ALLY network webpage.

For more information about becoming an ALLY, upcoming ALLY training opportunities and for ALLY resources and merchandise, please contact

All gender bathrooms

ECU is committed to providing safe and accessible spaces for everyone and supports gender and sexual diversity.

Our campuses in Joondalup, Mount Lawley and the South West have bathroom facilities that are inclusively named to ensure that, regardless of gender identity or expression, all people feel welcome and safe on our campuses.

University Contact Officers

ECU is committed to maintaining an environment free from discrimination and harassment.

University Contact Officers (UCOs) act as an alternative support contact on matters related to harassment, discrimination and victimisation.

UCOs can support students and staff by providing referral information on the University's policies and practices and details of services available to assist in resolving concerns.

For more information on UCOs, visit the UCO webpage.

To get in touch and for a full list of current UCOs, please contact


Counsellors can provide you with emotional support and find new solutions and ways of coping.

ECU provides a free, confidential counselling service to all currently enrolled ECU students residing in Australia to help address any personal issues that may be impacting on your studies and wellbeing.

ECU Counselling Service

Hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm
Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6706
On Campus:

  • Joondalup - Building 34.245
  • Mount Lawley - Building 8.109J
  • South West - Building 1.121

ECU Queer Collective

The ECU Queer Collective is a student-run club that supports LGBTIQ students at ECU campuses.

The Collective runs a safe social space for LGBTIQ students to socialise and get support, as well as LGBTIQ-specific events and initiatives for the broader ECU community.

For more information, follow ECU Queer Collective on Facebook or email

External Support


QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTIQ peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings and relationships.

Phone: 1800 184 527

Freedom Centre (FC)

FC hosts a drop-in space that is a safe place to hang out, have fun, meet other young people who are LGBTIQ and get peer support and helpful information.

Phone: (+61 8) 9228 0354
Drop in: 93 Brisbane Street, Perth

Trans Folk of WA

A support service for all transgender people and their loved ones in WA. The organisation provides accessible and safe spaces where members can expect dynamic peer support.


Intersex Human Rights Australia

A national not-for-profit company by and for people born with variations of sex characteristics. Formerly known as OII Australia.


OUT South West

OUT South West aims to promote community awareness and inclusivity of LGBTIQ issues in the South West region of Western Australia.


LGBTIQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, Questioning and anyone who is otherwise diverse in their sexuality and/or gender.


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