SUPPORT GROUPS

About our groups

The Gender Centre organises and facilitates a range of groups for our community including:

  • Transtopia support groups for gender questioning youth or youth in transition (12-17)
  • Partners Support Group for partners of trans and gender diverse people
  • TGD Parents Support Group for parents of trans & gender diverse youth
  • Over 40s Support group for transgender, gender diverse and gender questioning people
  • Young Women’s Support Group for people who identify as transgender female or questioning aged between 25 and 39.
  • Non-binary Support for people who identify anywhere within the gender variant spectrum and are over 18
  • FTM Connect for those who identify as transgender male or questioning and aged from 17 and above

These groups provide support and access to resources and community, from diverse gender specific groups including transgender questioning, neutral, non-binary dealing with specific issues or aspects of transition providing a safe supportive space to connect and be themselves.

Please click on the topics below to learn more about each group.

Bookings are essential for all groups, as numbers are usually limited. Keep an eye on this website to learn of upcoming groups or simply call the Gender Centre on (02) 9569 2366 to enquire or to reserve your seat at a future group.

F.T.M. CONNECT (17 AND UP)

FTM Connect Group Sydney- Gender CentrePLEASE NOTE: FtoM Connect has moved back to face to face from 6pm - 7:30pm at the Gender Centre.
Next Meeting has been shifted to the 9th of September,
FTM Connect is a group for people who identify as transgender male or questioning and are aged from 17 and up. The purpose of this group is to provide a warm, friendly and supportive space where topics relevant to gender identity can be discussed freely and questions asked. Guest speakers are invited to attend on occasion, every month the conversation topics vary and we welcome questions or topics that you would like to see raised.
The group is run by Candy: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
**To attend this group you will need to email your RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to the night of group. Due to covid restrictions we have a limited capacity of 30 people and will not be admitting anyone that has not RSVP’d**
The dates that F.T.M. Connect will be running in 2022 are as follows;
  • FRIDAY MARCH 4TH
  • FRIDAY APRIL 1ST 
  • FRIDAY MAY 6TH
  • FRIDAY JUNE 3RD Face to Face
  • FRIDAY JULY 1ST  Face to Face
  • FRIDAY AUGUST 5TH  Face to Face
  • FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9thFace to Face
  • FRIDAY OCTOBER 7TH  Face to Face
  • FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4TH  Face to Face
  • FRIDAY DECEMBER 2ND  Face to Face
RSVP PHONE: +612 9569 2366
RSVP EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

YOUNG ADULTS (18 – 24)

Young Adults Group Sydney- Gender CentreYoung Adults is a group for transgender, gender diverse and gender questioning young people aged between 18 and 24. The purpose of this group is to offer a safe space for young adults to express themselves, meet like-minded people and discuss issues that many young transgender people face.
This group is run by Chris, we have a limit of 15 people so we require an RSVP each month. You can RSVP to this group via  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
This group runs once a month at the Gender Centre in Annandale, between the hours of 6pm  - 7.30pm, see below for dates:
  • Tuesday June 21st
  • Tuesday July 19th
  • Tuesday August 16th
  • Tuesday September 20th
  • Tuesday October 18th
  • Tuesday November 15th
RSVP PHONE: +612 9569-2366
RSVP EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

METRO PARENTS

Metro Parents Group Sydney- Gender CentreParents of Trans & Gender Diverse Youth
Your child is questioning their gender. Maybe you're feeling shocked and overwhelmed by the news or fearful for your child's future. Maybe you have no idea on what you're feeling. There must be a thousand different questions running through you're head. The Gender Centre runs a monthly parents of transgender youth support group with a trained facilitator, guest speakers and lots of parents who are there to help you, and answer some of these questions.  Its all free - you don't need to book just come along.
PARENTS OF TRANS AND GENDER QUESTIONING YOUTH who are less than 5 years into their journey are invited to come and be part of these support  nights.
For regional parents and for parents who are 5 years + in supporting their children please check out our parent's distance group.
The parents support group meets on the third Monday of each month except January.  The group is run at the Gender Centre: 41-43 Parramatta Rd Annandale.
6-8:30pm.
The group is run by Liz. Doors open at 6pm.
Dates for 2022:
  • MONDAY MAY 16TH  Cancelled due to COVID
  • MONDAY JUNE 20TH
  • MONDAY JULY 18TH
  • MONDAY AUGUST 15TH 
  • MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH 
  • MONDAY OCTOBER 17TH
  • MONDAY NOVEMBER 12TH 
  • MONDAY DECEMBER 12TH
RSVP PHONE
+612 9569-2366
First Steps a resource of shared stories and information from parents and caregivers of transgender youth.

Over 40's

Over 40's Group Sydney- Gender CentreTHE OVER 40s GROUP IS LIVE AGAIN AS WELL AS DIGITAL. If you're interested in attending please contact Edwina at; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  And please take our very, very short survey to tell us what you'd like to do in the group, here.
Over 40’s is a group for transgender and gender questioning people who are aged 40 and above. The purpose of this group is to provide lively conversation and the opportunity to socialise over tea and coffee.
The group is run at the Gender Centre 41-43 Parramatta Rd Annandale between the hours of 2:30pm and 4pm.The group is run by Edwina.
Please take our very short survey to help us improve the Over 40s Group here.
 
Dates for 2022:
  • Tuesday August 30
  • Tuesday September 27
  • Tuesday October 25
  • Tuesday November 29
  • Tuesday December 20
(All are the last Tuesday of each month, except for December due to holiday closure).
RSVP PHONE: +612 9519 7599
RSVP EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Partners

Partners Group Sydney- Gender CentrePARTNERS ON-LINE SUPPORT GROUP
The Partners Support Group is for people whose partners are questioning gender,neutral, non binary, and or gender queer.
The aim of this support group is to provide participants with a network of support in a safe on-line enviroment in which participants can communicate with one another constructively.
Each session's objectives will be to share resources and assist participants deepen their understanding of their situation and themselves. The focus will be on the participants not their partners.
This is an on-line group facilitated by a qualified counsellor,the group meets via Zoom.  Prospective participants will need to complet an in-take form on what participants hope to gain from the group and what pressing concerns or questions you might have once the form has been completed you will  need to email the form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  you will then be supplied with a link to the zoom group.
Email your online form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Where .....On Line
When ....The group has started
How much......its free
Do I need to book.........yes as you will need to fill out the group form and be given your Zoom link
 
RSVP PHONE: +612 9519 759
RSVP EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NON-BINARY (18 AND UP)

Non Binary Support Group Sydney- Gender Centre
Non-Binary is a group for people who identify anywhere within the gender variant spectrum and are over 18. The purpose of this group is to provide a warm, friendly and supportive space where topics relevant to gender identity can be discussed freely and questions asked. 
We will be relaunching on Thursday 15 September,
then every 2nd Thursday for the remainder of 2022
Thursday October 13
Thursday November 10
Thursday December 08
 
The group is run at the Gender Centre between the hours of 6pm and 8pm. The group is run by Eilish who can be contacted at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
PLEASE NOTE:
This group is limited to people over the age of 18.
You will need to read and consent to the Rules of Engagement to join the group. 
If you are interested in attending, please contact Eilish via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 

TRANSTOPIA YOUTH (12 -17)

Transtropia Support Group Sydney- Gender CentreWHEN AND WHERE?
Transtopia runs once a month on a Friday from 4pm to 6pm at our Annandale office (41-43 Parramatta rd, Annandale)
HOW DO I RSVP?
To RSVP for your child please email Viola directly – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  – (there will be a limit on how many attendees we can have at each event so an rsvp is required each month)
**if you are under 16 we request that you have your parent or guardian complete the attached form below**
UNDER 16 TANSTOPIA CONSENT FORM
What time does the group meet:
4pm to 6pm
Where do we meet:
The Gender Centre 41-43 Parramatta rd Annandale (street parking on Nelson st)
When:
  • APRIL-  29th          
  • MAY-    27th
  • JUNE-   24th
  • JULY-    29th
  • AUG-    26th
  • SEPT-    23rd
  • OCT-     28th
  • NOV-    25th

RSVP PHONE

+612 9519 7599

RSVP EMAIL

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

YOUNG WOMEN'S (25-39)

Young Womens Support Group Sydney- Gender CentreYoung Women’s is a group for people who identify as transgender female or questioning and are aged between 25 and 39. The purpose of this group is to provide a warm, friendly and supportive space where topics relevant to gender identity can be discussed freely and questions asked. Guest speakers are invited to attend on occasion, every month the conversation topics vary and we welcome questions or topics that you would like to see raised.
The group is run at the Gender Centre between the hours of 6pm and 7:30pm.
The group is run by Eloise.
To attend this group RSVPs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or phone reception on 95197599.  Please be aware that group capacity is 25 and that no-shows who do not email or call to cancel before the meeting will be put to the bottom of the RSVP list for next month.
The dates that Young Women’s will be running in 2022 are as follows:
  • Wednesday February 23
  • Wednesday March 30
  • Wednesday April 27
  • Wednesday May 25
  • Wednesday June 29
  • Wednesday July 27
  • Wednesday August 31
  • Wednesday September 28
  • Wednesday October 26
  • Wednesday November 30
  • Wednesday December 21
(All are the last Wednesday of each month, except for December due to holiday closure).
RSVP PHONE: +612 9569-2366
RSVP EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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