Queerspace News

Stage 3 COVID restrictions: We are here to support you.

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are in a new period lockdown. Stage 3 restrictions are now in place until 11:59 Wednesday 19 August 2020.  If you live in these areas there are only 4 reasons you can leave home.

          1. Shopping for food and other essential items
          2. To provide care giving, for compassionate reasons or to seek medical advice
          3. For exercise (outdoor only, with one other person or members of your household)
          4. To work or study, if you cannot work or study from home

queerspace will remain providing supports and services throughout the lockdown in an online capacity. Although our offices aren’t open we are working hard behind the scenes to ensure all of our programs and support groups can run online. To keep you informed we will be updating our website and social media accounts regularly. We are dedicated to adapting and finding creative and innovative ways to deliver programs to meet the needs of the communities we serve

queerspace expresses our solidarity with communities living in the housing estates in hard lockdown. We recognise the strength and determination shown by the public housing residents of Flemington and North Melbourne. We are in communication with residents and community members and are continuing to support with material aid, advocacy, and mental health support.

If you need support please get in contact with us on 96636733 or at enquiries@ds.org.au.

Contact WithRespect for LGBTIQ family violence support 1800 LGBTIQ (This service is also available after-hours Support, Referral, and Tele-counselling on Wednesdays 5pm – 11pm, Saturdays & Sundays 3pm – 10pm)

Victoria legal aid has established a dedicated line providing free legal information and advice for Victorians. Available Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm 1800 113 432.

Or you can find local legal support here.

We’ve been here before and will make it through this again. Our communities have shown time and time again how resilient we are. Remember you aren’t alone queerspace isn’t going anywhere, we are here to support you, reach out when you need.