Informed by our experience with the community-led response to HIV/AIDS, we now offer a growing range of health services and programs aimed at LGBTIQ+ communities and people living with HIV.
Thorne Harbour Health is Australia’s oldest HIV/AIDS and LGBTIQ+ health organisation and Victoria’s largest, having been formed by the community in 1983 (then as the Victorian AIDS Action Committee and later the Victorian AIDS Council) in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Today, Thorne Harbour Health adheres to a social model aligned with the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion which determines that all people have the right to increase control over and improve their health.
Through a range of projects, we deliver community-led and culturally appropriate services that improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ people living throughout Victoria, South Australia, and beyond. Our organisation is built on a historical foundation of peer-to-peer and professional expertise in services and programs delivered by staff and volunteers and in partnership with other organisations.