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We envision a healthy future for our sex, sexuality and gender diverse communities — a future without HIV, where all people live with dignity and wellbeing.

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  • We devise and deliver effective community-driven health and wellbeing programs.
  • We advocate to reduce stigma and discrimination.

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  • Decrease rates and impact of HIV
  • Be recognised as a visible and trusted leader for our communities
  • Lead through innovative and high-quality programs and services
  • Be a strong, unified organisation
  • Be a well-governed, financially secure, and sustainably-resourced organisation

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We are responsive to our communities and encourage leadership at all levels of our work.


We respect and celebrate the diversity within our communities.


We value being inclusive in all aspects of our work.


We are committed to equal rights, health equity and recognition of social and economic inequality.


We stand up for what is right and take considered risks to learn and grow.


We are optimistic for each other and for the future.

Thorne Harbour Health has a long, rich and diverse history, working with and for LGBTI communities and people living with or affected by HIV. This is reflected in the principles that govern and underpin the way we work.

We are accredited under the Quality Improvement Council (QIC) Program.


Working Collaboratively

Our commitment to consumer and community participation as well as our framework to ensure its practical application is articulated through our Consumer and Community Participation Policy (PDF 204 KB).

We deliver accessible and responsive programs in collaboration with others in our communities.

The VAC Constitution and GMHC Constitution are key governance documents that outline our purpose and guide how the association operates. These documents and accompanying by-laws can be downloaded or viewed via the links below.

Consumer and Community Participation Policy

PDF 205.5 KB

Victorian AIDS Council Constitution

PDF 188.5 KB

Gay Men's Health Centre Constitution

PDF 184.7 KB

VAC/GMHC - By-law 01/2017 - regarding eligibility for Board

PDF 92.0 KB


Thorne Harbour relies upon your continued support