Important Update: COVID-19 and the LGBTIQ Women’s Health Conference


Given the rapidly changing situation regarding COVID-19 and the advice to avoid mass gatherings and practice social distancing, we regretfully have had to make the decision to postpone the LGBTIQ Women’s Health Conference.

In light of the official health advice provided by the Australian Department of Health and NSW Health, and the likely length of COVID-19 and the flu season over winter, we believe postponing the conference is a responsible, health based decision.

Recognising the valuable and unique nature of the LGBTIQ Women’s Health Conference, and its important role in advancing research, learning and networking for those interested in LGBTIQ women’s health, we are still planning to hold the Conference. We are hoping to go ahead in October or November and will advise the new dates as soon as we can.

For those of you who have already registered for the 2020 LGBTIQ Women’s Health Conference, you may retain your booking pending confirmation of the rescheduled dates, or request a full refund by contacting Anna Barker at

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Healthy Communities, Healthy Futures

4 & 5 June 2020

(Note: Please read our recent news about COVID-19 and the conference here)

This year’s theme Healthy Communities, Healthy Futures aims to explore the broader health issues for our communities. Healthy Communities encompasses the diverse identities, experiences and health issues experienced by LGBTIQ women. Healthy Futures is about using and building on our existing resilience and skills – what do we need to do to move forward? Healthy Futures hopes to pose questions about what we need to do in the future and to showcase existing services, programs, and research that are already creating an environment for LGBTIQ women to thrive.

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About the conference

The 5th national LGBTIQ Women’s Health Conference will be held in 2020 at the NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre, in Sydney.

The LGBTIQ Women’s Health Conference focuses on the health and wellbeing needs of all LGBTIQ women within Australian communities. The event offers attendees a wide range of opportunities to discuss, engage with and explore these health needs as well as profile new and emerging research, innovative programs and services being delivered to address these needs in our communities.

Conference engagement statement

The LGBTIQ Women’s Conference is committed to meaningful inclusion, diversity and access. It aims to create safer spaces to strengthen the health and wellbeing of all LGBTIQ women, including Aboriginal women and Sistergirls, women of colour, women with disabilities, trans, gender diverse and intersex women.

We respect that experiences of lesbian, bisexual and queer sexuality can intersect with diverse gender experiences, intersex status and all forms of marginalisation that women experience. We acknowledge that striving for best practice and positive health outcomes for all women requires meaningful engagement and fostering a cross-sector response that embeds these principles in all aspects of our work.

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