Victorian AIDS Council

Victorian AIDS Council General Appeal

The Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) is leading our community in the fight against HIV and STIs. The charity works to confront the continuing challenges of the HIV epidemic and, increasingly, the overall health and wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) community.

VAC works to strengthen the independence, dignity, health and wellbeing of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and the LGBTIQ community; reduce the transmission of HIV and STIs; and enhance health outcomes for PLHIV. In particular, VAC is invested in bringing the AIDS epidemic to an end.

The epidemic

There are over 6,000 Victorians known to be living with HIV, so there is an ever growing demand for VAC's services. Victorians affected by HIV need our help, and we need your support.

How will the funds be used?

VAC provides a range of programs and services, to prevent the transmission of HIV in our community and to improve the lives of people living with HIV. Projects we undertake include:

  • HIV risk reduction education campaigns;
  • Counselling services;
  • A safe and comfortable space to access essential practical and emotional support services;
  • Credible and up-to-date information on HIV;
  • Specialist medical practitioners, who provide bulk bill testing and treatment;
  • Emergency financial relief including food, clothing and furniture;
  • In-home care and support;
  • Therapeutic treatments and groups.

In addition, VAC has recently amended its Constitution to formally acknowledge that its purpose is also to support and serve the broader LGBTIQ communities to improve health and well-being. Our work in this space includes: 

  • The development of a long term Women's Health Strategy;
  • Intimate partner and family violence;
  • Mental health and counselling support;
  • Alcohol and other Drugs;
  • General Practice for the trans and gender diverse community;
  • Peer Support and Education programs.

VAC relies on the generosity of its supporters to continue a number of vital projects and activities, so every cent you donate helps make a difference.

Help Victorian AIDS Council to reach their goal of $200,000

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Raised of $200,000

Contact Details

Level 5, 615 St Kilda Rd

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.