Key messages

  • The Department of Health & Human Services works with a range of organisations to provide a variety of services for people affected by or at risk of blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections.

The Department of Health & Human Services works in partnership with a range of organisations to provide sexual health and viral hepatitis programs and services relating to:

  • prevention and health promotion
  • supporting and strengthening community action
  • screening and diagnosis
  • clinical management and support
  • surveillance and research
  • workforce training and development.

Victorian partners and services

In Victoria, a variety of services are delivered across the hospital, community health and primary care systems for people affected by or at risk of blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. 

Testing, treatment, care and support services

Alfred Health

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre - specialises in the testing, treatment and management of sexually transmissible infections

North Richmond Community Health Limited - provides services for marginalised and diverse communities

Multicultural Health and Support Service - supports refugee and migrant communities in the area of sexually transmissible infections

Pronto - Community-based Rapid HIV Testing Service

Royal District Nursing Service - HIV and AIDS care and support services

Royal Melbourne Hospital - Victorian Infectious Diseases Services

St Vincent's Hospital - hepatitis treatment, education and liver clinic services

Advice, advocacy, peer and community-based support services

Gateway Health - provides health services to people at the greatest risk of poor health outcomes

Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria - (GLHV) provides a range of health and wellbeing services and resources to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities 

Switchboard - provides free, confidential and anonymous telephone counselling, referral and information services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities 

Haemophilia Foundation - provides services and support to those living with haemophilia and related disorders 

Harm Reduction Victoria - drug user peer support organisation 

Hepatitis Victoria - works for people living with or at risk of viral hepatitis 

Ilbijerri Theatre Company - productions that raise awareness of key issues facing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

Inner South Community Health Service

Resourcing health and Education (RhED) Service - a specialist service for the sex industry and sex workers in Victoria

Living Positive Victoria - community based organisation representing people living with HIV in Victoria

Positive Women Victoria - information and support for women living with HIV in Victoria

Straight Arrows - agency for heterosexual people living with HIV

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service - provides health services focusing on the specific needs and requirements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

Victorian AIDS Council (Gay Men's Health Centre) - services that support the health and wellbeing of the Victorian HIV positive and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) - provides health services focusing on the specific needs and requirements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

Sexual health information and resources

For assistance with sexual health information, handouts, promotional materials, contact the relevant service agency

Education, research and professional development services

Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society (ARCSHS) (Latrobe University)

Burnet Institute

Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health (CERSH) (The University of Melbourne)

Education Resource Centre @ The Alfred

Family Planning Victoria - sexual health care, education and advocacy organisation

Melbourne Health - Doherty Institute - Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory

HIV, Hepatitis and STI - Education and Resource Centre

VHHITAL - Victorian Blood Borne Viruses Training and Certification Program for General Practitioners

Regional services

To find services in your area, go to the relevant community health directory

Related departmental service areas

The following areas provide related programs and services:

National services and agencies

National services and agencies for sexual health and viral hepatitis also provide services and programs:

Contact details