LBQ Women's Health and Wellbeing Conference 2016

Friday, 27th May, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

LOCATION: The Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth St, Melbourne

Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health and Wellbeing Conference: connections, creativity, care

VAC and ACON are proud to bring you this one day national conference focusing on the health and wellbeing of lesbian, bisexual and queer women. This conference will explore best practice and available research in working with LBQ women around mental health, sexual health, alcohol and other drug use, and broader women’s health issues. There will be a range of workshops and presentations from industry experts, health and human service providers, and community members.

Conference Program Now Available
(Updated 26 May) 

Registrations Now Open! Click here.

Registrations are now open for the conference. We aim to make this conference as accessible as possible and nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

There are 2 types of registration fees:

Waged/employed/organisations — $50 per person

Unwaged/unemployed/concession card holder/student — FREE (limited available, if the allocation is exhausted, please email

The Conference

Keynote speakers include:

  • Victoria’s first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, Rowena Allen
  • Bec Johnson the Co-founder of IndigiLez Leadership and Support Group, a community group that encourages and supports the health and well being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lesbians and same sex attracted women. IndigiLez was co-founded with Tanya Quakawoot .

Welcome address from VAC CEO Simon Ruth and ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill

The event will be MC’d by Green Room Performing Arts award winner and LBQ Women’s advocate, Yana Alana.

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The event is framed through a sexuality lens, but is inclusive of all gender identities and intersex status and we welcome abstracts covering the intersectionality of these issues. Trans, gender diverse or intersex women are encouraged to attend the conference and to submit any abstracts covering issues that intersect with lesbian, bisexual and queer sexuality.

The Conference Social

The Conference Social will take place immediately following the close of the conference, at the Jasper Hotel.

The Social will provide attendees with the perfect opportunity to socialise and network with colleagues and share the learning of the day. Local and national LBQ artists will be invited to exhibit their work in the venue. Light hors d'oeuvres, beverages and other refreshments will be provided.

If you are a LBQ artist and are interested in exhibiting your work at the Social, contact us: