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-Brophy is committed to providing a supportive and welcoming environment for members of our LGBTIQA+ communities.

Our intention is to continue to create and deliver programs and services to meet the needs of people of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity to support and improve their health and wellbeing.

SAFE in the South West Project  


SAFE in the South West is strengthening the capacity of the Great South Coast region of Victoria in supporting, and celebrating LGBTIQA+ people across the south west.  Find out more here.

Yumcha Warrnambool

Yumcha ‘a little bit of everything’ Diversity Group (12 to 17 years):

  • Social group for LGBTIQA+ young people in and around Warrnambool. It’s open to all LGBTIQA+ young people and their friends/allies.
  • Weekly sessions during the school term. Mondays 3.30pm to 5.00pm @ Brophy CYC / headspace (Opposite SWTAFE Warrnambool)
  • No referral needed, walk into the Brophy CYC on a Monday and say hello or meet with Yumcha Worker before coming along to a session.

Yumcha For Big Kids (18 to 25 years):

  • For LGBTIQA+ champions and change makers who are working towards a more inclusive South West.
  • To be involved contact Brophy Family and Youth Services.
  • Check out future catch ups @Yumcha.Media

Yumcha Hamilton

Social group for LGBTIQA+ young people and their friends (12-25) located in and around Hamilton.
Supported by Brophy and Southern Grampians Shire.

Skittles Diversity Group – Portland

Skittles is a social diversity group, located in Portland. The group aims to support young diverse people aged 12 to 25 and their friends. This is a place where we can come together in a safe and welcome place.

How to be involved  

No formal referral or appointment needed to access SAFE in the South West activities. Contact can be made via website, social media (see below) or contact our SAFE in the South West Team on 55618888 or in person at Brophy CYC (210 Timor Street, Warrnambool) or Brophy Hamilton (98 Thompson Street).

How to keep informed

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Need to talk to someone?


Telephone counselling services, information and advice for LGBTIQA+ people 

AVAILABLE: 7 days a week 10am to 5pm                                                      

Call: 1800 729 246 OR 1800 184 527 (3pm—12am daily 7 days a week) 


Rainbow Door 

Connecting LGBTIQA+ people to service providers text, call or email. 

AVAILABLE: 7 days a week 10 am—5 pm                                                        

Call: 1800 729 246  OR  Text: 0480 017 246