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This 'Directory of services' has been set up as a resource for residents of Australia or those needing to contact Australian HIV/AIDS organisations.

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Access Information Centre at the Alfred Hospital - community resources on HIV hepatitis
and STD's. Available for health research on the Internet.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30am - 4.30pm
Before visiting the Centre, we suggest you telephone first to make an appointment with one of our staff.
(03)9076 6993

AIDS Care Association - Community based volunteer group, offering care and companionship to everyone affected by HIV/AIDS in St Kilda and surrounding areas.
PO Box 2272, St Kilda West 3182
(03) 9531 4742, 9509 2889

AIDS Housing Action Group - State-wide confidential housing advice, referrals, advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS.
ph) 9417 4311 free) 1800 674 311

AIDSLINE - Telephone Counselling Information education and referral service on HIV/AIDS, Sexually transmitted infections and sexual health. Mon-Fri 9am-10pm, Sat-Sun 9-11am, 6-8pm.
Counselling Line: 9347 6099
Country Freecall: 1800 133 392
TYY for Deaf Callers: 1800 0320665

Australian AIDS Fund Inc. - Providing: HIV/AIDS information resource at www.aids.net.au
*Respite camps in Victoria for infected/affected families
*Awareness,schools education and advice programmes
*Supporting PNG's first HIV/AIDS hospice
*Supporting Orphanage care in Malawi
*Supporting Lemons and AIDS project.

Counselling-HIV/AIDS - Free service for people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Available Fridays at the Bouverie Centre, Flemington ph: 9376 9844.
Leave message or talk to team member on Fridays.

HIV/AIDS Legal Centre - Free confidential legal advice and referral for PLWHA's, partners,
carers, family, friends where problem relates to HIV/AIDS.
Sessions Wednesdays 7-9pm; appointments phone Tim (03) 9525 4455 (bh) 1800 134 840

HALC - HIV/AIDS Legal Centre Victoria. Free Legal Advice.
The HIV / AIDS Legal Centre is a community legal centre, providing legal advice and referral to people infected and affected by HIV / AIDS.
6 Claremont Street
South Yarra 3141
ph: 9525 4455
freecall 1 800 134 840

Northern Pals - a social group for PLWHAs, their lovers, partners, friends and family.
Meets at Collingwood on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 6.30-9.30pm
contact Gary Ferguson at PLC ph: (03) 9525 4455

PLWHA - Positive Living Centre -Community space for all with HIV/AIDS,family, partners,
friends. Offers treatment information, social activities, hairdressing, massage, low-cost meals,
speakers bureau, confidential peer support.
51 Commercial Road. Prahran.
ph: (03) 9865 6700 or 1800 134 840 or 1800 134 840

People Living With HIV/AIDS (Victoria) - An organisation that assists people with HIV/AIDS through information, advice, advocacy, support & representation.New members & supporters welcome.
6 Claremont Street, South Yarra. ph: (03) 9865 6772 or website: www.plwhavictoria.org.au

Positive Attitude - An informal lunch for HIV/AIDS affected people every
Thursday at 12pm. BBQ every first Sunday of the month. Fitzroy/Collingwood location.
For further information contact Yvonne (03) 9882 3134

Positive Women Victoria - Support group for women living with HIV/AIDS. We provide information,referral, support and advocacy.
Contact: Positive Women
ph: (03) 9276 6918 email: info@positivewomen.org.au

Straight Arrows - peer support group for HIV positive heterosexual men.
Ph.(03) 9276 3792

Quilt Project Melbourne - Workshops first Saturday of each month
Room 19, 6 Claremont Street, South Yarra.
For details ph: (03) 9826 1954

The Centre Clinic - Community health service for positive people and the LGBT community but open to all.
Rear 77 Fitzroy Street. St Kilda. ph: 9525 5866

Victorian AIDS Council Gay Mens Health Centre -
6 Claremont St.
South Yarra 3141
03 9863 6700
Toll Free 1800 134840

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New South Wales

HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) NSW - HALC has provided free legal assistance on HIV-related issues to people living in NSW since 1992.
E-mail - halc@halc.org.au
Phone - 9206 2060
Freecall - 1800 063 060
Fax - 9206 2053
PO Box 350

Women with HIV/AIDS - a comprehensive set of Fact Sheets for women with HIV/AIDS is available.
Call ACON on (02) 9206 2000 or contact family planning
on (02) 9716 6099

Albion St Centre - Albion Street Centre, a facility of the South Eastern Sydney Area Health Service, is the only major Australian community based multidisciplinary centre dealing exclusively with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C clinical management, counselling, research, prevention and education.
The Centre has over 60 professional staff and more than 200 volunteers who provide care, support and education. The staff has significant experience in HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, infection control, sexual health, and health care worker education and training both in Australia and overseas.

Positive Life (NSW) Inc. - Level 1, Room 5, 94 Oxford Street Darlinghurst 2010 or PO Box 831 Darlinghurst NSW
Ph (02) 9361 6011,
free call 1800 245 677

Pozhet (Heterosexual HIV/AIDS Service) for men and women living heterosexually with HIV/AIDS. Support and resources. Freecall Line Counselling.

Bobby Goldsmith Foundation - Community based charity providing direct financial assistance, supported housing and financial counselling to people in NSW disadvantaged as a direct result of HIV illness. Assistance is provided in the form of financial counselling, helping to pay essential bills, lending essential appliances and medium to long term supported housing.
PO Box 97,
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
ph:(02) 9283 8666
fax: (02) 9283 8288

ACON - AIDS Council of NSW
Treatments Information Project - - For all information on HIV and treatments
call 1-800-816-518
Peer Support groups: Contact Guy Taylor on 02 9206 2014
Hunter Region: Karumah Inc Lunch Thursdays 11am-3pm. Games night: Wednesdays 6pm-9pm. For information call (02) 4940 8393

Women's HIV Support at ACON
The contact numbers for the Women's HIV Support Officers are now
(02)9206 2012 and ((02)9206 2083 for info on support groups, 2 a month in the inner city and 1 a month at Penrith. We also offer among other things a bimonthly newsletter.

Sydney: Central Sydney Area Health Service BBQ last Friday of every month in Glebe.
Call (02) 9690 1222

Hunter AIDS Council, Newcastle & Hunter Valley Region
Counselling, Legal & Treatments information and referral, peer education groups/ support, return- to- work assistance,
job search and skills program (internet, basic typing etc:)access, CSN (Community Support Network), Vitamin service
ph: (02)4927 6808 fax: (02)4927 6485 hunter@acon.org.au

Positive Fun and Esteem Support
referral and information service for HIV + guys under 26 whom are gay or bisexual.
We have regular support and social groups.
Call : ACON 02.92062000 02.92062034

Luncheon Club AIDS Support Group - For people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Free lunch and entertainment from noon Monday at the Exchange Hotel, 34 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst.
Call Carole Ann on (02) 9389 7477

Luncheon Club Larder - Provides free food and essential items to people living with HIV/AIDS
struggling on a pension. Open Wednesday and Friday
12-4pm Pride Centre, 26 Hutchinson St, Surry Hills.
Call Carole Ann for further information on (02) 9389 747

Positive Living Centre Sydney - Breakfast, lunch and dinner (Tue-Sat); takeaway meals, complementary therapies, bus & transport services; tickets to venues; recreational activities; computer and Internet access;information and referrals.
For more information on opening hours and services call on (02) 9699 8756
701-703 Bourke Street,
Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Western Suburbs Haven - www.westernsuburbshaven.org.au

HIV Positive Women's Support - ACON Women's team call (02) 9206 2049 or (02) 9206 2054

NSW HIV Information line - Anyone can call the Information Line. People who call include:
* Members of the public concerned about personal risks or wanting information;
* Health care and social service providers;
* People with HIV/AIDS wanting to find out about services;
* Friends, relatives or partners of people with HIV/AIDS;
* Students.
Service Hours: 9am - 8pm 10am - 6pm Monday to Friday Saturday
Telephone: (02) 9332 4000 1800 451 600
(02) 9332 4268 (Sydney Metro Area) (Toll Free, outside metropolitan area) (TTY - for the hearing impaired)
Email: ALBHIVInfo@sesahs.nsw.gov.au

Northern Rivers AIDS Council, Lismore
Counselling, support, treatment information, lunches, 'Young & Proud' group
ph: (02) 6622 1555 Freecall 1800 633 637

Blue Mountains PLWHA Drop-in Centre
2 Station Street, Katoomba. Peer support available, and lunch offered on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11.30am.
Phone/fax (02) 4782 2119

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AIDS Action Council of ACT - Information, referral and support.
Westland House, 16 Gordon Street, Acton.
ph: (02) 6257 2855 www.aidsaction.org.au

Peer Support Network - Weekly social and educational night for positive people. Free dinner. Tue 6-8pm
ph: (02) 6257 2855

PLWHA/ACT Peer Support Network (PSN) - Positive people who meet 6pm Tues. over a free meal. Massage clinic Tuesdays. Advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS. Support for positive people, lovers, friends, family and carers.
Social Networks. Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
ph: (02) 6257 4985 fax: (02) 6257 4985
or e-mail plwha.act@aidsaction.org.au

Westlund House -16 Gordon St, Acton.

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Queensland Positive People (QPP) - Providing support, advocacy, information and other services for Queensland PLWHA with representatives in major centres around the state: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns. (For contact details for regional offices, please contact our statewide office.)

Statewide office: 289 Vulture Street South Brisbane.
Phone: 07 3013 5555 or freecall 1800 636 241 (from anywhere in Queensland).


Positive Directions - Positive Directions is a statewide service with five teams operational in Queensland. We are a care coordination, information support and referral service. Each team has a Care Coordinator and a Client Support Worker who work together with PLWHA to link individuals with supports and services that they are eligible for. Positive Directions also has a Mental Health Advisor, Nutrition Advisor and volunteer programs for PLWHA across the state. Positive Directions also produces a quarterly newsletter, a menu of service and offers wellness programs in chronic condition management.


Address Telephone


101a Watson Street
Camp Hill, Queensland, 4152
Ph: 07 3900 8000
Fax: 07 3843 4962


17 Upward Street
07 4051 1028


Suite 3, Denham Arcade
95 Denham Street, Townsville 4810

07 4721 1384

Sunshine Coast

Grimwood House
4 Carroll Street
07 5441 1222

Gold Coast

18a West Street
07 5576 8366

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South Australia

Adelaide HIV/AIDS Counselling team
- ph.(08)8232 0966 mobile:015 618 407

The Adelaide Diocesan AIDS Council - 247 South Rd, Mile End. Has lunch on Wednesdays for positive people.
Pastoral counsellors are available.ph: (08) 8234 9180

AIDS Council of South Australia - Home support service, treatments, information, Counselling, Financial & practical assistance.
Support Project for South East SA.
64 Fullarton Rdt, Norwood.
ph: (08) 8334 1611 or 1800 888 559

PLWHA (SA) - Positive Living Centre -Social drop in and health centre for PLWHA.
Massage & acupuncture clinic, home massage service, Computer and internet access,
Friday lunch for positive people and friends, Counselling, Treatments information, Positive speakers bureau, Transport services, Support groups.
Opening hours 9am-5pm Mon-Fri.
16 Malwa St, Glandore
ph: (08) 8293 3700
e-mail manager@hivsa.org.au

HIV women's project in South Australia - we provide support, advocacy information and services for HIV positive women and their families. Also peer support worker available 2 days a week, regular women's support group. Pam Price project co-ordinator.
HIV women's project
64 Pennington Tce
North Adelaide
phone 08- 82399600
Fax 08 82399696

Mosaic Counselling - A confidential and free service for people affected by HIV or hepatitis C.
ph: 8245 8100

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Tasmanian Council on AIDS and Related Diseases (TasCARD)
319 Liverpool St Hobart
phone (03 )6234 1242 or 1800 005 900

Sexual Health Service - 60 Collins Street, Hobart.
ph: 6233 8691

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Northern Territory

Men's Line - Confidential phone support, info, referral for gay and bisexual men. Sun-Tues 5.30-10.30pm.
ph: 8941 1711 or 1800 181 888

NT AIDS and Hepatitis Council, Darwin
46 Woods Street Darwin,
NT 0800
GPO Box 2826, Darwin NT 0801
ph: (08) 8941 1711

Alice Springs: AIDS Council of Central Australia (ACOCA) - Counselling, support, treatments information and referral services for PLWHA in Central Australia.
119 Todd Street,
Alice Springs, NT, 0870.
Phone (08) 8953 1118.

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Western Australia

Positive Straight Talk - Support group for heterosexuals
ph: Kate Thompson (08) 9470 4931

Perth Lunch Club - last Friday of month. Contact Ray Currell on (08)9328 5292

The Living Centre (HIV/AIDS Pastoral Care) - Peer, social and outreach support.
ph: (08) 9470 4931

HIV/AIDS Peer Advisory Network (HAPAN) - PLWHA group, meets once a month.
Cipri 9482 0000 email: hapan@waaids.com

Spirituality Wellbeing and Support Group - Arpad 9247 1595 or Sabena 9482 0000

Western Australian AIDS Council - Support services, counselling, treatmets info, complementary therapies, massage, Reiki, accupuncture and pranic healing , retreats, forums, workshops, one-to-one peer support, education, women's project, newly diagnosed program.
664 Murray St, West Perth.

The following services can be accessed on ph: (08) 9482 0000 www.waaids.com

Women's Project -Sally Rowell
Poz Bodz -(Support group for gay positive youth under 25) Mark Reid
Treatments Officer
Complementary Therapies
Programs Officer(education & workforce re-entry.)
Positive Support - HIV/AIDS and significant others. Support, information and self help group meetings
ph: (08) 9228 4488


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