Who We Are

Transgender Victoria is the leading body for trans and gender diverse advocacy, training, and resource development in Victoria. We work to achieve justice, equity and inclusive service provision for trans and gender diverse people, their partners, families and friends.

We work with and for the trans and gender diverse community to create positive change in human rights and policy development. We represent the community by challenging discrimination, and assist in the empowerment of trans people, so that they may lead full and meaningful lives.

TGV recognises the right of all members of the trans and gender diverse community to equality in all areas of life, including housing, education, work, health services and legal representation.

Our Board

Brenda Appleton
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Chair
Margot Fink
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Executive Director
Rochelle Pattison
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Treasurer
Son Vivienne
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Secretary
Michelle McNamara
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Jess Mattar
she/they
Cathy Eccles
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Our Team

Darcy Watson-Russell
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Volunteer & Development Manager
Kathryn Wilson
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Training Coordinator

Our Story

Transgender Victoria (TGV) was founded in the late 1990s to achieve justice, equity and quality health and community service provision for trans and gender diverse people, their partners, families and friends.  

Since we began, TGV have been pivotal in raising awareness of issues that affect trans and gender diverse people. TGV remains dedicated to facilitating social and legislative change on behalf of the trans and gender diverse community. The TGV committee celebrates diversity within trans community and the communities of its allies.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung, and Wathaurung peoples of the Kulin Nation as Australia’s First People and Traditional Custodians of the land where we work.