HIV Peer Support

A Peer Navigator or Peer Support Worker is a person with HIV who has both lived experience and training to guide, refer, educate and connect you to the systems of care and support you want and need.

A peer can support you to navigate, access and connect with the health and social services systems. Find HIV services near you using the map below.

Click on your state to find your closest peer navigation and other community support services

Australian Capital Territory

Meridian

Meridian

Community Support Service

Meridian increases access to appropriate, quality support services for people living with and impacted by HIV and AIDS in the Canberra region. We promote peer to peer activities for HIV positive people, deliver client support and advocacy services, and provide counselling services. Meridian also promotes programs with partner organisations, and conducts targeted health promotions for our communities.

Phone 02 6257 2855
Phone 0438 623 101 (Marcus)

Our HIV Services pages:

New South Wales

Positive Life NSW

Positive Life NSW

Peer Navigator support

Positive Life NSW is the largest peer-led and run representative body ofall people living with HIV in Australia based in NSW, and the voice of all people living with HIV in NSW since 1988.

Phone: (02) 8357 8386

Freecall: 1800 245 677

Email: contact@positivelife.org.au

 

Bobby Goldsmith Foundation

Bobby Goldsmith Foundation

Community Support Service

Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF) is Australia’s oldest community-based HIV organisation, providing client services and health promotion programs in NSW and SA.

Phone: (02) 9283 8666

Email: bgf@bgf.org.au
Service Request Form

 

Our services and programs empower, and support people living with HIV to thrive and include:

  1. Case Management
  2. Case Work
  3. Community Support Services – NDIS, aged care, brokered care
  4. Financial Advocacy & Counselling
  5. Health & Wellbeing programs
  6. HIV/Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Integrated Service

 

ACON

ACON

Workshops and Services

Australia’s largest HIV and sexuality and gender diverse health organisation.

Email: astart@acon.org.au

ACON is here to help people with HIV take control of their health by providing up-to-date information as well as a range of programs and services.

Click here for more information about our programs and services. 

Northern Territory

Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council

Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council

Community Support Service

NTAHC offers a range of services to empower all people affected by, or at risk of blood borne viruses, to lead a healthy life that is free of stigma and discrimination. Our Care and Support team offer free and confidential information & support by phone, email or in person.

Phone: 08 8944 7777
Email: mark.halton@ntahc.org.au

Phone: 0438 891 914 (Mark)

Queensland

Queensland Positive People

Queensland Positive People

Peer Navigation and Community Support Service

Queensland Positive People (QPP), is a peer-led, community-based organisation committed to improving the lives of all people living with HIV and help reduce new infections of HIV and STIs across Queensland.

Phone: (07) 3013 5555

Free Call: 1800 636 241 (within Queensland from a landline)

Email: info@qpp.org.au

Services:

  • Peer-led HIV & other STI point of care testing, prevention and education
  • Online HIV home testing kits
  • Social groups
  • Peer navigation to navigate the complex environment of HIV diagnosis, treatment and care
  • Practical assistance with accessing medications, clinical services, food, housing and other essential support services
  • Aged Care Navigation
  • Legal support and referral for stigma, discrimination, migration and the law
  • Emergency funding support

South Australia

SAMESH

SAMESH

Peer Navigation Support Service

SAMESH provides support, education and training about Sexual Health and HIV for men who have sex with men and people living with HIV, as well as services for the broader LGBTIQ community in South Australia.

SAMESH HIV Peer Navigation / Peer Support offers assistance to PLHIV and newly diagnosed PLHIV in various ways, including

  • Providing options in relation to appropriate care and support pathways
  • Creating opportunities for PLHIV to network with other peers, either one to one or in peer support groups
  • Providing clients with current care and treatment information
  • Advocating for PLHIV in healthcare settings
  • Direct support regarding medical visits
  • Referral to AOD and Mental Health services for PLHIV
  • Positive Ageing for Positive People program
  • Connection to community and LGBTQIA+, PLHIV programs and service

Peer Support / Navigation for PLHIV

Phone: 0429 179 908 (Paul)

Email: paul.dugan@samesh.org.au

Community Support (LGBTQIA+)

Phone: (08) 7099 5300

Email:  samesh-enquiries@samesh.org.au

Positive Life SA

Positive Life SA

HIV Peer Advocacy Organisation

Positive Life SA is a peer-driven positive body based in South Australia, they act as an independent voice for HIV positive people in South Australia to ensure that their lived experiences direct the provision of effective health and wellbeing support services and activities.

PLSA’s key role is referrals, linking and HIV health and information updates to ensure plhiv stay connected. Our advocacy role strengthens the building of peer networks and diverse  community. Our partnership work with SAMESH ensures no one is left behind.


Phone:
0410 707 923 (Kath)

Tasmania

Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Diseases

Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Diseases

Peer Navigation Support Service

TAScahrd care and support for people living with HIV, their families and carers. A Care and Support Officer works with individuals to identify specific needs. TAScahrd also engages PLHIV to promote peer support and interaction.

Phone: (03) 6234 1242
Free call: 1800 005 900
Email: mail@tascahrd.org.au

The HIV services offered by TAScahrd include:

  • Peer support
  • The Nigel Mallett Housing Project
  • Andrew Shaw Foundation
Positive Lives Tasmania

Positive Lives Tasmania

HIV Peer Advocacy Organisation

PLT is an organisation for Positive People and their partners, run by and focussed on issues of importance to PLHIV in Tasmania. We are committed to the principle of Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV/ AIDS (MIPA) and Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/ AIDS (GIPA).

Peer Program, Advocacy & Support, Men and Women’s Care

Phone: 0478 909 949

Victoria

Living Positive Victoria

Living Positive Victoria

Peer Navigation Support Service

Our peer navigators can provide one on one support for you on your journey with HIV, helping you achieve your goals and reach full physical and emotional wellbeing.

Phone: (03) 9863 8733

One–on–One Support

Sign up online here

Other Services: 

Positive Women Victoria

Positive Women Victoria

Peer Navigation Support Service

Positive Women Victoria provides peer support, information and advocacy for women who are living with HIV.

Phone: (03) 9863 8747

Email: info@positivewomen.org.au

Peer Support

Thorne Harbour Health

Thorne Harbour Health

Community Support Service

Thorne Harbour Health has been supporting people living with HIV through a range of services over the last three decades. While many of these are delivered from our Positive Living Centre in South Yarra, there are services for people living with HIV at several of our sites and beyond.


Phone:
(03) 9863 0444

Email: plcfeedback@thorneharbour.org

HIV Positive Services

Western Australia

WAAC

WAAC

Peer Navigation Support Service

WAAC provides a broad range of sexual health and support services, including counselling and support for people living with HIV, testing and sexual health services for LGBTQIA+ people, peer mentoring, education and training, social support for LGBTQIA+ young people, harm reduction services for people who inject drugs, resources and much more.

Our Peer Education Officers can provide a range of information, education and peer support strategies for people living with HIV, to enhance their health and wellbeing. This vital role provides one-on-one support, facilitates in person and online groups/seminars/workshops/social networking, and assists with advocacy, referrals and support for families and affected others.

If you are newly diagnosed, or have questions relating to living with HIV, including treatment, stigma, U=U, legalities, relationships and more, please email us.

Positive Organisation Western Australia

Positive Organisation Western Australia

HIV Peer Advocacy Organisation

POWA is a peer-led organisation for people with HIV in Western Australia.

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