The Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service of NSW (GLCS) is a volunteer based community service providing free, anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referral services and support groups for gay men, lesbians, bisexual and transgender persons (GLBT) and people in related communities throughout New South Wales (NSW) on sexuality and life issues.
Calling to speak with one of our volunteer counsellors?
Evening Support line: 02 8594 9596 or 1800 184 527 (regional callers)- open daily 5:30pm-9:30pm
Lesbian Line: 02 8594 9595 or 1800 144 527 (regional callers) - open Mondays 5:30pm-9:30pm
Young people (under 26) can also call Twenty10 on 8594 9555 between 10am-5pm for support and information.
If you are seeking urgent support and our lines are busy or unattended, here are other services that may be able to assist:
Lifeline - 24 hour/7 days a week - general telephone counselling (not specifically LGBTIQ): 131 114
Alcohol & Drug Info Service - 24 hour advice, information and referral: 9361 8000 or 1800 422 599 (regional callers)
Homeless Persons Info Centre - 1800 234 566
Domestic Violence Line - 1800 656 463
Sexual Health Info Line - 1800 451 624
Mental Health Information Service - 1300 794 991 (weekdays 9am - 5pm)
Please dial 000 if you are experiencing an emergency and require assistance from police, fire brigade or ambulance services.
If you are a volunteer or have an admin enquiry:
Please call the office on 02 8594 9550 during business hours, or you can email us at
Women's Coming Out Group: fortnightly, Thursday 7pm-9pm (see the Women's COG page under the services tab for dates and topics)
Talking It Out: Men's Discussion Group: fortnightly, Thursday 7pm-9pm (see the Men's T.I.O. page under the services tab for dates and topics)
Social Saturdays: a social group for all LGBTIQ people - women, men, and sex and/or gender diverse people. Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month, 4.30pm-6.30pm (see the Social Saturdays page under the services tab for dates and activities)
SMART: SMART (drug and alcohol recovery), Mondays 6pm-7.30pm except public holidays (see the SMART page under the services tab for more information).
All groups are held at: Twenty10 Incorporating GLCSNSW - Level 1, 45 CHIPPEN ST, CHIPPENDALE (corner Meagher St, entrance in Chippen Street, look for the Twenty10 signage).
For more info on each group, click on the 'Services' tab above then select the group you're interested in.