Acceptance Melbourne LGBTIQ+ Catholics


We are an open and affirming community in Melbourne, Australia that supports Catholics who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer. Acceptance Melbourne has been providing a safe space for LGBTIQ+ Catholics to practise their faith since 1973.

Our Vision

A Catholic Church that embraces and welcomes diversity, and is inclusive and open to all who identify as LGBTIQ, supporting their integration of faith, sexuality and gender identity.

Our Mission

Acceptance Melbourne is committed to supporting LGBTIQ+ Catholics across Victoria.

At Acceptance Melbourne we:

  • Provide a safe space for LGBTIQ+ Catholics to practice their faith

  • Cultivate dialogues among individuals and communities across Australia toward a greater understanding of the issues encountered by LGBTIQ+ Catholics

  • Empower one another through fellowship and understanding

  • Believe that we are all made in the image of God, and are called to express our sexuality in a life-affirming and responsible manner

  • Welcome supportive family and friends of LGBTIQ+ Catholics

Acceptance Melbourne gathers monthly for Mass celebrated by an affirming priest, on the second Friday of each month at 8pm at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 30 Fitzgerald Street, South Yarra 3141.

We also meet on the fourth weekend of the month for social activities (cafes, retreats, movie nights, picnics, presentations, etc)

A copy of Acceptance Melbourne’s constitution can be found here

We are registered as: Incorporated Association.

More details

LGBTIQ Owned and Operated: Yes
Service Delivery Format:
  • - Face-to-face
  • - Phone
  • - Email
  • - Website
Service Delivery Location:
  • - All of Victoria

Cost: Free
Opening Times: Mass: Second Friday of each month from 8pm
Other events: Fourth weekend of each month - hours will vary depending on the event


Wheel Chair accessible

How to contact us

Contact Name: Teresa Ma
Phone Number: 0425034430
Email Address:

Social media:

St Joseph's Catholic Church
30 Fitzgerald Street
South Yarra
VIC 3141
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