Are you seeking understanding, support, and a confidential space to navigate your gender journey? Transgender Victoria offers free and confidential Peer Navigation sessions for anyone wanting to explore their gender identity in a safe and supportive setting.
"Someone to talk to"
“Doing peer navigation with Keri has been so helpful for me on my gender journey. I'd recommend peer navigation to anyone who is questioning their gender and just needs someone to talk to"
- anonymous, aged 28, genderqueer
Helping you navigate your gender journey
We believe that the best people to provide guidance are those who have walked similar pathways. That's why all of our peer navigators are trans or nonbinary.
Peer navigators can help you understand service options and answer your questions in practical, easy-to-understand ways. Our shared experiences and genuine support are designed to help you on your gender journey.
“I was feeling apprehensive before the session with Keri but when she introduced herself and the space, I felt very safe and it felt really easy to open up about my struggles and experiences...
I felt like I was talking to a friend who understood what it was like to not fit in society's gender norms.
It was amazing being able to voice some of my thoughts I didn't even know I subconsciously held. I would most definitely recommend reaching out regardless of where you are at on your journey!”
- anonymous, aged 20, nonbinary
Free and confidential support
Peer Navigation is a free and confidential service designed to help support transgender, nonbinary and gender questioning people. If you are over the age of 15, you aren’t required to be accompanied by an adult. Any interaction with our peer navigator is kept private and confidential.
How to book:
1. Fill out the form
When you’re ready, click here to fill out the initial intake form. Everything is kept confidential.
2. We'll email/text you
Once we receive your enquiry form, someone from our team will reach out via email or text to ask a few more questions and lock in your first session.
3. Meet your Navigator
Start your journey with a 45-minute onboarding session, tailored to your comfort. Virtual or face-to-face – the choice is yours.
- Q: What is Peer Navigation?
A: Every gender is unique, and so is every peer navigation session. Peer Navigation is a free service designed for anyone who is transgender, gender-diverse or gender questioning. Sit down with someone who has walked a similar journey to you to chat about any challenges and questions that may arise as you explore your gender identity.
- Q: Who are the Peer Navigators?
A: Our Peer Navigators all identify as trans or gender-diverse, and have lived experiences in similar journeys. They are here to provide understanding, practical insights, and confidential support.
- Q: Is the service really free?
A: Yes, Peer Navigation is entirely free. Our commitment is to make support accessible to all individuals seeking guidance on their gender journey.
- Q: How confidential is the service?
A: Confidentiality is our top priority. Your information is kept private, and our team is dedicated to creating a safe and secure environment for you to share your thoughts and questions.
- Q: Can I choose a virtual or face-to-face onboarding session?
A: Yes, you have the flexibility to choose either a virtual or face-to-face 45-minute onboarding session, depending on your comfort and preference.
- Q: What will my first session look like?
A: The first session is an opportunity for you to talk about some of your own personal challenges and to help you make sense of how you are feeling around gender. From this, with you leading the way we can help you with your direction for your gender journey.
- Q: Is Peer Navigation only for those questioning their gender identity?
A: Not at all. Peer Navigation is for individuals at any stage of their gender journey – whether questioning, settled, or anywhere in between. Our peer navigators are here to support your unique path.
- Q: Is there an age limit for participating in Peer Navigation?
A: Peer Navigation is tailored for individuals between the ages of 15-25, however we can continue to support you if you fall outside of this age range.
- Q: How long does the Peer Navigation program last?
A: The program is designed in monthly sessions, each lasting 45 minutes. You can continue participating for as long as you find it beneficial for your journey.
Your gender, your way.
At Transgender Victoria we celebrate the diversity of gender experiences. Whether you're questioning, settled, or anywhere in between, our peer navigators are here to accompany you on your unique path.
Ready to Begin? Start Your Journey Today!