Banyule Council supports marriage equality, irrespective of sex or gender identity, as resolved at a Council Meeting on 17 August 2015.
We encourage everyone, regardless of their views on marriage equality to show respect and understanding for one another.
For any members of the community who may be in need of support, please refer to the list of available services.
Marriage equality survey
The Australian Bureau of Statistics are running the national survey and can help if you need to organise a replacement survey, find out important dates and more.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with support. No matter what's going on, Lifeline is always one call away.
You can speak with someone 24/7 with Lifeline online or by calling 13 11 14.
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
Switchboard Victoria Inc is a community based not for profit organisation that provides a peer based, volunteer run support service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) people and their friends, families and allies.
Switchboard is the Victorian partner in the national telephone and web counselling, information and referral service Qlife, and also runs Out & About the social support service for older LGBTQI Victorians in partnership with the National Community Visitors Scheme.
eHeadspace (Youth Specific)
Headspace’s online hub, eHeadspace, is an incredible resource for anyone struggling with anxiety, depression and/or other mental health disorders. It provides a confidential, free and secure space where young Australians between the ages of 12 and 25 (including members of their family) can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.
Headspace also has sexuality and mental health resources and are more than happy to assist people who are struggling as a result of their sexuality and/or gender experience. Speak with Headspace online or by calling 1800 650 890.