Out and About


Out & About: Connecting LGBTI older people

Out & About aims to reduce social isolation in older LGBTI people through volunteer-led befriending and community connections. Out & About is a free state-wide service of Switchboard Victoria.

Out & About is a peer service; creating intergenerational LGBTI friendships across Victoria as part of the national Community Visitors Scheme. Our service is person-centered and aimed at people accessing aged care services. We support in particular people with disability and / or chronic illness (including dementia). Self or third party referrals are welcome.

How does the service work?

Out & About matches older people wanting to increase social connections with a volunteer community visitor, based on shared hobbies and interests. The pair then catch up at least once a fortnight for coffee, watching a film, having a chat, going to community events or any other enjoyable social activity. Volunteers are friendly, reliable, and screened before matching.

Discover more information, eligibility criteria and volunteer opportunities at www.switchboard.org.au/out-about

We are a part of Switchboard Victoria, who are registered as a: Charity.

More details

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

Cost: Free
Opening Times: Anytime


Wheel Chair accessible
Hearing impaired
Sight Impaired
Cognitive Sensibility
Out & About - pride comes in all ages

How to contact us

Contact Name: Ada Castle - Out & About Program Manager
Phone Number: 0466 218 921 / 03 9663 2474
Email Address: outandabout@switchboard.org.au
Website: http://www.switchboard.org.au/out-about

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PO Box 21291
Little Lonsdale st
Vic 8011
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