Information & Resources

Glossary

Monash uses the acronym LGBTIQ to be as inclusive as possible. We acknowledge that other variations of this acronym exist and are also valid. To learn more about terminology view our , the national not-for-profit employer support program for LGBTIQ workplace inclusion specialising in HR, organisational change and workplace diversity.

Additionally, we have a relationship with who can offer advice and support for our transgender and gender diverse staff.

For more information contact staff-equity@

Partner Organisations

As part of our commitment to LGBTIQ inclusion, we have conveyed the importance we place on inclusive practices and are confident in their ability to assist all our employees.

The following organisations have confirmed that their products and services are inclusive of LGBTIQ staff, their partners and families:

  • Medibank Private
  • UniSuper
  • Our (staff only)

Counselling

Monash University’s (EAP) has a network of over 100 counselling clinicians who have experience and sensitivity in counselling members of the LGBTIQ community.  Staff can request one of these professional and supportive clinicians when making an EAP appointment.  Counselling is available over the phone, face-to-face, online or via live chat.

Events and community engagement

Each year Monash encourages participation in LGBTIQ events and dates of significance.  These activities help build our sense of community and are a platform to advocate for LGBTIQ inclusion:

  • International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT)
  • International Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • Midsumma Pride March

Staff are encouraged to engage with our LGBTIQ community and Allies.  Topics covered include:

  • LGBTIQ workplace inclusion
  • Support for managers and supervisors
  • Being an effective Ally at work
  • Support for transgender and gender diverse staff
  • Support for intersex staff