Out for Australia

Mentoring Program

Proudly supported by Baker McKenzie

Many LGBTIQ university students or young professionals in the early stages of their career face uncertainties or anxieties about how their sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status may impact their professional careers. 

Why should I join?

We aim to equip these aspiring LGBTIQ+ professionals with information, skills, contacts and role models to make their transition from university into the workplace easier.


We encourage mentees to set personal and professional goals and a network of mentors to assist them to achieve those goals. 

Who can join?


Mentees are students, recent graduates and young professionals aspiring to pursue a career in a broad range of professional industries. We welcome applicants from all professional industries.


Mentors are LGBTIQ+ people and their allies whom are more established professionals.

Which locations?

​Currently, our Mentoring Program caters to LGBTIQ+ aspiring and established professionals in

  • New South Wales

  • Victoria

  • Queensland

  • Western Australia

  • South Australia

  • the ACT

How am I matched?

We match established and aspiring LGBTIQ+ professionals based on their industry interests and on the goals identified in their application form.


Mentors advise about working in professional industries in general and as an LGBTIQ+ person in particular.

Time commitment?

Our program is designed around a commitment of one year. We encourage our mentors to connect, either by phone or in person, at least every quarter.


Our networking and community events provide a convenient forum for mentors and mentees to touch base with each other and meet other members of the Out for Australia network.

I've got more questions

Contact askmentoring@outforaustralia.org with any enquiries regarding the Mentoring Program.

Check out our Mentoring Manual to discover more about our mentoring program and how a mentoring relationship works. Click on the icon on the right >>>


Out for Australia has also published a mental health referral guide for those in our mentoring program to assist in discussing and understanding mental health issues. Included in it is a list of organisations you can refer people to for further assistance. Click on the icon on the right >>>

Mental Health Referral Guide

We are proud to partner with Mentorloop to deliver our mentor program