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Gender Affirming Practitioners

Finding the right healthcare providers to support your gender-affirming journey is crucial. At Tuck & Bind, we're here to help you connect with Melbourne-based practitioners who are experienced in providing compassionate and affirming care for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Whether you're seeking a LGBTQIA+ therapist, a doctor specialising in hormone therapy (HRT), or a surgeon for gender confirmation surgery, our goal is to guide you towards professionals who understand your unique needs and can offer expert guidance with empathy. All the professionals on this list have been recommended by members of the Melbourne community who have personally experienced their services and shared their positive feedback with us or on community groups like Facebook and Reddit.

Take the first step towards a more authentic and fulfilling life by exploring the resources below.

Councillors, Psychologists & Psychiatrists

Mental Health Practitioners

Whether you are seeking a professional who specialises in gender identity or simply need a safe space to discuss your mental health, these professionals are here to help. They are experienced in addressing a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, gender identity, and relationship challenges, with a deep understanding of the unique experiences and needs of the LGBTQIA+ community. Their goal is to offer compassionate, affirming, and effective support to help you achieve your mental health and wellness goals. A full list of inclusive practitioners can be found here.

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Deb Psychology

Deb Anthony brings a warm and down-to-earth approach to therapy, backed by over 20 years of experience supporting people with their mental health and well-being. Deb specialises in gender and sexual identity, men's health, relationships, parenting, and is passionate about creating a safe and affirming space for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Whether you're exploring your identity, navigating life's challenges, or simply seeking support, Deb offers practical, personalised guidance both in person and online. Located in Watsonia, Deb offers a down-to-earth, no-bullsh*t therapy style.

Ben Callegari Melbourne Psychologist

Ben Callegari

Ben Callegari is a Clinical Psychologist with a wealth of experience and specialised training. With over a decade in the field, Ben has honed his skills working with clients presenting complex psychological conditions, including trauma, personality disorders, and mood and anxiety disorders.

He is dedicated to working with the LGBTQIA+ community, bringing a level of understanding that many clients value. Since moving to Melbourne in 2009, Ben has continued his commitment to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, building on his active involvement in Sydney's LGBTQIA+ community prior to his relocation.

LGBTQIA+ Friendly Doctors

General Practitioners (GPs)

The GPs listed below are dedicated to offering inclusive and comprehensive healthcare services specifically for LGBTQIA+ individuals in Melbourne. These practitioners are experienced in providing gender-affirming care, including hormone therapy, mental health support, and overall wellness management tailored to the unique needs of transgender patients. They are committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for all their patients.

Dr Peggy Wong General Practitioner in Melbourne

Dr Peggy Wong 

Dr. Peggy Wong is a passionate General Practitioner who has made a big impact on LGBTQIA+ health care.

Peggy focuses on providing inclusive care for gender-diverse patients. She co-authored important guidelines for GPs and actively advocates for better LGBTQIA+ health care at the public health level. Peggy is dedicated to offering compassionate, high-quality care and is continually inspired by her patients' stories of bravery and resilience.

Dr Owen Harris GP in Melbourne

Dr Owen Harris

Dr. Owen Harris is a General Practitioner who trained at The University of Melbourne and the Austin Hospital.

Dr. Owen has specific interests in child and adolescent health, sexual health, treatments for alcohol and other drugs, mental health, and skin cancer treatment. He is also an expert in gender-affirming care and LGBTIQ+ health, reflecting his commitment to providing inclusive and comprehensive care for all patients.

Dr Adam Brownhill in Melbourne

Dr Adam Brownhill

Dr. Adam Brownhill is the Medical Director and founder of TG Health Clinic, bringing over 20 years of primary care experience to his role. Dr. Brownhill is highly experienced in gender-affirming care and prescribes hormone replacement therapy (HRT), tailoring each plan to the desires and preferences of the patient while ensuring safety and using an evidence-based approach. His commitment to delivering inclusive and specialized health services underscores his dedication to the LGBTQIA+ community.

HRT Doctors Melbourne

Hormone Therapy (HRT) Doctors

The doctors listed below assist LGBTQIA+ individuals by providing inclusive and comprehensive healthcare services. These Melbourne based practitioners are highly experienced in administering gender-affirming hormone therapy, ensuring that each treatment plan is tailored to the individual needs and goals of their patients. They are dedicated to creating a safe, supportive, and respectful environment, helping transgender patients achieve their desired physical changes and overall wellness.

Dr Ingrid Bretherton, a HRT doctor in Melbourne

Dr Ingrid Bretherton

Dr. Ingrid Bretherton is a Consultant Endocrinologist with a strong commitment to transgender health and gender affirmation. Dr. Bretherton is also a researcher at the University of Melbourne, studying the effects of hormone therapy on bone health in trans and gender-diverse adults. Known for her warm, collaborative approach, she provides high-quality, inclusive care to all patients.

Gender Affirming Doctors

Gender Affirming Surgeons

The skilled surgeons listed below specialise in gender-affirming procedures. Renowned as Melbournes best gender affirming doctors, these professionals are dedicated to providing inclusive and compassionate care for transgender and gender-diverse individuals. These doctors perform a range of services including top surgery, both MtF (male-to-female) and FtM (female-to-male) chest reconstructive surgery, and MtF genital reconstructive surgery. Each surgeon in this directory brings extensive expertise and a commitment to delivering the best possible outcomes for their patients, ensuring safe and transformative experiences.

Dr Andrew Ives, a gender affirming surgeon in Melbourne

Dr Andrew Ives

Dr. Andrew Ives is one of the country's top surgeons specializing in gender-related procedures, including top surgery and genital reconstruction. With over twenty years of experience, he is passionate about the transformative impact of plastic surgery. He is located in Melbourne, focusing on gender reassignment surgery. Dr. Ives expertly creates trans masculine and trans feminine chests, providing comprehensive and compassionate care to ensure the best outcomes for his patients.

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A/Prof Cheng Hean Lo

A/Prof Cheng Hean Lo is a fully qualified specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon renowned for his expertise in gender-affirming surgeries.

He offers a comprehensive range of services, including MtF and FtM chest reconstructive surgery (including top surgery) and MtF genital reconstructive surgery. He currently serves as the Head of the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Western Health.

Vocal Training, Helplines, & Support

Gender Affirming Support

The organisations listed below specialise in providing compassionate and affirming support for individuals navigating gender identity and expression in Melbourne. With expertise in gender-affirming care, they offer a range of services tailored to the specific needs of transgender and gender-diverse individuals, including voice training, referrals, and assistance with legal and social transitioning.

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Gender Voice Centre

The Gender Voice Centre, established in 2020, offers an inclusive approach to gender-affirming voice therapy, allowing clients to achieve a voice they are happy and confident with from the comfort of their home through online sessions. With a team of dedicated speech pathologists specialising in supporting individuals transitioning into their authentic selves.

Committed to ongoing professional development, the Gender Voice Centre ensures the use of up-to-date, evidence-based methods while maintaining strong connections within the community. Their goal is to help each person find their true voice, enhancing their confidence and overall well-being.

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Rainbow Door

Rainbow Door is a no-cost, specialised helpline dedicated to supporting the LGBTIQA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Gender Diverse, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, BrotherBoys, SisterGirls) community in Victoria. The service offers information, assistance, and referrals to LGBTIQA+ individuals, as well as their friends and families.

Rainbow Door provides support to people of all ages and identities dealing with a variety of issues, including but not limited to suicidal thoughts, family and intimate partner violence (including elder abuse), substance abuse, relationship challenges, sexual assault, social isolation, and mental health concerns, with a focus on promoting overall wellbeing.

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Have you had a positive experience with a gender-affirming healthcare provider or resource in Melbourne or across Australia? Share your recommendations with our community! Whether it's a knowledgeable doctor, a skilled surgeon, a supportive therapist, or a helpful organisation, your insights can help others on their journey to self-discovery and affirmation. Leave a comment below with your recommendations, and let's create a network of support and resources together.