Support and community for LGBTIQ+ students

You can access a range of services and support at Curtin.

Curtin Ally

The Ally program helps create a safe, inclusive university environment that celebrates the unique talents and perspectives of LGBTIQ+ people. Allies are students and staff who have undergone training and can help connect you to services and resources in and around Curtin. They have an understanding of the challenges faced by LGBTIQ+ students and staff, and may identify as LGBTIQ+ themselves. Look for people wearing the Curtin Ally lanyards and for Ally stickers on desks, doors, bags, laptops and folders.

To find out which Curtin staff members are Allies, contact ally@curtin.edu.au.

Become an Ally

Curtin Student Guild Queer Department

The Guild’s Queer Department is an invaluable service for any Curtin student who identifies as sexually or gender diverse. It provides support, advocacy and a safe space for queer-identifying students and allies.

Counselling and guidance

Counselling Services provide a confidential service to all students, including assistance with issues relating to sexual identity, interpersonal relationships and related issues.

Health services

The medical centre on the Bentley Campus provides supportive medical services and advice for LGBTIQ+ students.

LGBTIQ+ Research at Curtin

If you’re a research student, check out the LGBTIQ Research Network at the Centre for Human Rights Education.

Policies to ensure your wellbeing

Curtin has policies and procedures in place to ensure that you’re able to study in an environment free from discrimination and harassment, and to comply with Commonwealth and State legislation on equal opportunity.

At Curtin, we’re committed to providing a safe working and learning environment, and have zero tolerance for homophobic behaviour. If you need assistance please remember you are not alone. We offer a range of services and support to students and staff.

What is homophobic behaviour?

Homophobic bullying can include physical violence, name calling, ‘jokes’, sexual harassment or online bullying.

If you, or someone you know is experiencing homophobic bullying or harassment, or you see something that shouldn’t be happening, contact the Curtin Safer Community Team. The Safer Community Team offer 24 hour service, every day of the year, to the Bentley, Technology Park, Perth CBD and Kalgoorlie campuses. The Safer Community Team will help you get the right support.

  • Phone +61 8 9266 4444
  • Contact the team online and we will be in touch.
  • If you are on the Bentley Campus, use the SafeZone Security App to trigger an immediate response from the Safer Community Team without alerting an assailant.
  • If you are on University supported activities interstate or overseas, ring International SOS on +61 2 9372 2468 and quote Membership No. 12AYCA656047.

Transitioning at Curtin

Are you currently undergoing a gender transition? Download our Gender Transition at Curtin guide [.pdf 3MB].