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Information and resources for Tasmanian parents and families of young people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Sexuality Diverse and Gender Diverse.

 Linking Tasmanians with local LGBTI-inclusive services, support and information.

Hear & Queer is a podcast telling the stories of LGBTI+ young people living in Tasmania.

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    Expressions of Interest are invited...

    for a Gender Group Support Facilitator to manage the planning and facilitation of Working It Out's monthly Gender Support and Discussion Group. The position is casual and requires a commitment of 3 hours per month, including the two hours of group time.

    If this role interests you, please read the Position Description and send an Expression of Interest (as directed at the end of the document) to the CEO, Lynn Jarvis, by midnight Sunday June 16.



    Congratulations to Tasmania Police for being awarded the 2019 Dorothies Award for inclusive practice in Tasmanian emergency services

    To read more about the award, follow this link to the media release:





    WORKING IT OUT invite you to celebrate IDAHOBIT 2019

    May 17th each year is International Day Against Prejudice & Discrimination towards Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans and gender diverse people and people with Intersex characteristics. This date was chosen to commemorate the day of the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.

    This year we are hosting three events around Tasmania. Please join us at the event in your area, or host your own at your school or workplace. Go to the official Australian IDAHOBIT website for ideas and to register your event. And let us know about it so we can spread the word!

    Working It Out events around Tasmania:

    Hobart - IDAHOBIT Breakfast and The Dorothies; Friday May 17, 7-8:30am; at the Hobart Function and Conference Centre.

    Click the button below for more information and to buy your tickets.

     Eventbrite - 2019 IDAHOBIT Breakfast and The Dorothies - Hobart

     Burnie - IDAHOBIT Drinks & Nibbles; Friday May 17, 5-6:30pm; at The Point @ West Park and supported by Burnie City Council.

    Free event - nibbles & soft drink, wine & beer provided. Click the button below for more information and to RSVP (we'd like numbers for catering purposes).

    Eventbrite - IDAHOBIT 2019 - Burnie

     Launceston - IDAHOBIT BBQ; Saturday May 18, 12-1:30pm; at Cataract Gorge Reserve in conjunction with Diversity Launceston and Gender Help for Parents.

    Free event - BBQ provided, and includes and interactive Cataract Gorge Aboriginal Cultural Connections display. Click the button below for more information and to RSVP (we'd like numbers for catering purposes).

    Eventbrite - IDAHOBIT 2019 - Launceston


    With thanks to our 2019 sponsors:

    TasCAHRD (Major Community Sponsor)

    Carers Tasmania (NFP Sponsor)

    Baptcare (NFP Sponsor)



    Announcing Working It Out's New Chief Executive Officer


    To supporters and friends of Working It Out (WIO)


    After 13 years of service to WIO, Susan Ditter our Executive Officer is retiring. Susan joined the organisation on April 11th, 2006 - much has changed since then, as has WIO.  



    Announcing Working It Out's Valuing Diversity Framework in Schools 

    Working It Out is proud to announce that we will be able to continue our valuable work throughout 2018 to support schools, Principals and staff to support Lesbian, gay, bisexual, Transgender, gender non-binary students and students with intersex characteristics.


    Hear & Queer is here!


    Hear & Queer is a podcast telling the stories of LGBTI+ young people living in Tasmania. It is produced by a steering committee of LGBTI+ young Tasmanians and staff from Working It Out.

    Season one is being rolled out NOW! Listen to the trailer and each episode as it is uploaded by visiting


    Welcome to Working It Out Inc

    WIO is a unique organisation in Australia providing a specialist service to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people and their families across Tasmania. We are proud of our reputation as an inclusive, community driven organisation respected by our members and other key stakeholders. WIO has the capacity, resources and desire to achieve our strategic goals. WIO has played a key role in identifying the nexus between suicide prevention and the importance of embracing diversity. WIO provides services designed to meet the needs of people negotiating their gender, sexuality and or intersex status through:

    Individual support;

    Support groups;

    Student education and support in schools;

    Training in workplaces;

    Policy development with government agencies;

    Partnership projects with mainstream services; and

    Partnership projects with LGBTI organisations.


    WIO is valued for its commitment to engage with individuals, and their families and friends, as well as service providers, educational institutions and employers in an empathetic way. WIO understands its target group, and LGBTI communities more widely and is inclusive of all 5 communities: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex. WIO reflects a sophisticated understanding of LGBTI community members’ culture, experiences and needs.

    Our Vision

    Working to create a more just society.

    Our Mission

     Honouring people’s diverse experiences to achieve inclusive understanding for LGBTI Tasmanians




    Supporting Working It Out
    You can support the organisation by becoming a member, nominating to sit on the Committee of Managament or donating to the organisation. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.















    Hear & Queer Podcast is Coming!