Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex (LGBTI)

LGBTIQ Days of significance calendar and training providers 2020

Then and Now – Older lesbians share their stories View this short film (13.15 mins), reflect and consider these women as potential consumers of your service. An accompanying guidance resource has been developed for the purpose of supporting staff to link their practice to the aged care standards.

Inclusive Language Guide – This guide explains how to use language respectfully and inclusively when working with and referring to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex, and queer and questioning people. It’s for Victorian public sector employees.


My Aged Care Service Finder specialisation for LGBTI peopole – a guide for service providers  This factsheet provides information on what is expected of providers who indicate on My Aged Care that they can provide specific or customised aged care services for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and/or intersex (LGBTI) clients. It includes links to the latest edition Rainbow Tick and self assessment planning tool.

The Department of Health has developed a 24 minute educational video with the Aged Care Channel on LGBTI: Inclusion and Awareness for the aged care sector (released May 2017)

Free online LGBTI Aged Care training for all workers in the aged care sector.

The Silver Rainbow Alliance is the National LGBTI Health Alliance project dedicated to LGBTI inclusive ageing and aged care in Australia. Silver Rainbow educates and informs service providers, policymakers, government, communities and LGBTI peoples on inclusive practice and how this can be delivered in the Australian ageing and aged care sector.
See their consumer and provider factsheets for further information on how to choose an LGBTI inclusive service and how to create an inclusive LGBTI policy.

LGBTI guide sheets for Aged Care assessment services – The LGBTI inclusive assessment guide sheets provide a comprehensive range of information to assist with the delivery of LGBTI inclusive assessment.

A collection of YouTube videos relating to LGBTI, including the Then and Now personal stories recorded by Val’s Ageing & Aged Care (formerly Vals Café). These have been collated by team members from EMR Alliance.