This is Australia's Largest Youth Led Organisation for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Youth. This is where we belong.

What We Do

Mental Health Support

Minus18 provide mental health and peer mentoring support to thousands of same sex attracted and gender diverse young people from all over Australia. Our youth workers and peer mentors are ready to go if you need someone to talk to.

Social Events

Social happen once or twice a month - movie nights, scavenger hunts, pool days - that sort of thing. Generally, social events can have 10 to 50 people attend. Awesome chance to hang out with other people you've met online here.
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Dance Events

Minus18 put on incredible dance and music events every school holidays. Each event has about 500 youth attend. Imagine that - 500 same sex attracted and gender diverse youth in the same room? They're actually an amazing chance to meet other people, let your hair down, and just have fun.
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Online Support

We've got more than 5,000 same sex attracted and gender diverse youth from all over Australia online right here. All you've gotta do is log in and start chatting. Post a message in the forums, or shoot someone a friend request.

Online Resources

We've got heaps of articles on sexuality, gender, health and personal stories, all written by Australian youth.
Got a question? Log in and ask other people their opinion in the support section of the forums.
Check them out.

Youth Mentoring / Resources

Minus18 is run by more than 40 youth volunteers, who work with other members of the community, to gain skills and be learn how to run our projects. We've fostered Young Australian of the Year finalists, DJs, Event Planners, Health Promotion Teams, youth workers - the list goes on.
Check us out or apply for our youth team.

The Same Sex Formal

Every single person should feel safe and empowered to attend their high school formal with a same sex partner. In the meantime, Minus18 run the Same Sex Formal each year, with more than 400 students attending from around Australia.


With over 300,000 youtube views, MinusTV is our platform for giving you a voice. It's all about the event highlights, interviews and resources.
Check it out here.