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

she/her Chair

Sally Goldner

she/her Treasurer and Acting Executive Director

Cathy Eccles

she/her Secretary

Margot Fink

she/her

Michelle McNamara

she/her

Lauren Christopher

she/her Role

Mellem Rose

they/them

Our Team

Darcy Watson-Russell

they/them Volunteer & Development Manager

Kathryn Wilson

she/her Educator and Training Administrator

Archie Boulter

they/them Trainer

Nevo Zisin

they/them Trainer

Deanne Carson

she/her Family Violence Project Manager

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.