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Peer Education and Community Events

We deliver a range of workshops and events. Our workshops include those for gay, bi and queer men including trans men, who are into men and are styled in a way that enables you to make new friends in a safe environment. Key topics covered in workshops include; coming out, sex, pleasure, HIV and sexual health, relationships and the LGBTI community. We also run a range of education forums with the LGBTI community about current community issues and trends and attend LGBTI related community events promoting our services.

Peer and Social Support
Peer and social support is available for the LGBTI community and people living with HIV. There are a number of informal and formal ways to access peer and social support projects.

  • One on one peer support for gay, bi and queer men including trans men, around HIV, sex and sexual health
  • Monthly HIV+ peer Support group
  • Information and referral for LGBTI community and links to local social and support groups
  • LGBTI social inclusive morning tea group

Living with HIV or Hepatitis C
VACountry provides a range of support and information for people living with or affected by HIV or Hepatitis C. We provide a range of services for people living with HIV. This includes community support, financial counselling, emergency relief and peer support. We also provide resources and referral about HIV management and Hepatitis C treatment.

VACountry Community Hub

34 Myers Street, Bendigo

The VACountry Community Hub provides free confidential information, advice and support by telephone, email or by attending the drop-in on all topics LGBTI, HIV, Hepatitis C and sexual health. Referral information to other social and support groups and services is available. The community hub is open to LGBTI groups to use as a safe meeting place.

Volunteer with us

We rely upon the support of volunteers to deliver our programs. If you are interested in volunteering contact us to find out what opportunities are currently on offer.

Information and Resources

VACountry produce a range of online and print resources around viral hepatitis, HIV, Sexual health and LGBTI health and wellbeing. Please contact VACountry@vac.org.au or call 0437004680 for more information

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