Bass Coast Health on Inclusion

Here at Bass Coast Health we are opening and welcome to everyone.

Rainbow Flag for Inclusion
Greg Tingate, unknown, Robert Gresham, Jackie Goodman
Team Bass Coast with Banner

Including Our Rainbow Community

We are lucky to be involved with learning more about our local rainbow community and what services we have to share with them. At Bass Coast Health we have a group of staff members that are involved with raising the awareness within our workforce through Rainbow Tick.

While sometimes you may feel like you're alone, you are not alone. Please feel free to contact any of these local services:

The South Coast Inclusion Network (SCIN) Inc

advocates for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people and culture to be acknowledged, affirmed, supported and celebrated across Gippsland in Victoria, Australia. SCIN creates and shares resources and offers support for community.

Headspace Wonthaggi

Headspace acts as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs or work and study support. Headspace offer dedicated services for 16-25 years-old in our community including a free, safe and supportive spaces for young LGBTIQA+ people to connect with their queer peers (three age groups: 12-15, 16-18 and 19+).

Switchboard – Rainbow Door

Rainbow Door is a free specialist LGBTIQA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Gender Diverse, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, Brotherboys, SisterGirls) helpline providing information, support and referral to all LGBTIQA+ Victorians, their friends and family during the COVID-19 crisis and family during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

Paul Patten AHLO
Smoking Ceremony for Sorry Day

Including Our Indigenous Community

Did you know that at Bass Coast Health we are strong and passionate about our local Indigenous community? Did you also know that the "Bass Coast Shire is within the clan estate of the Yalloc Bulluk Bunurong and the Lowandjeri Bulluk Bunurong.*"

We are lucky enough to have an Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer (AHLO) - Full Time - Paul Patten.

And an added bonus - an Indigenous Advisory Committee that works closely with the local Indigenous community.

If you do come in to any of the Bass Coast Health sites and you do require assistance from the AHLO - Paul Patten please feel free to contact him on his mobile 0490 665 673 or email

(information gained from - › the-bunurong-people)