There are a range of support and social groups for rainbow families, here are the ones we know about.


Gay Dads Australia

Gay Dads Australia
( has been set up to support gay men who are planning on becoming parents or who are parents
already. Gay dads offer support and advice and encourages the sharing of parenting stories.

Prospective Lesbian Parents (PLP)

PLP is an inclusive group for lesbians / same sex attracted women considering a range of parenting arrangements, including couples and sole parents. PLP is a volunteer run self-help group and meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 7pm at the VAC, 6
Claremont St South Yarra. Contact Fiona & Melissa on

Sole Parents Group

We are a friendly and welcoming group in Melbourne made up of sole parents, their kids and prospective sole parents. If you would like to be on the email distribution list for details of the next event please email Skye



These groups are a great way for families to chat, share information and meet up locally on a casual basis.

Rainbow Families


Rainbow Families in the South-Bayside-Peninsula

(Families from Bentleigh to Mount Martha)

Rainbow Kids of South East Melbourne

(Families from SE Melbourne & the ranges)

Outer East Rainbow Families

(Families in Maroondah, Knox & Yarra Ranges)

Northern Rainbow Families – Melbourne

Northern Suburbs Rainbow Families

Hurstbridge &surrounds same-sex parents group

Australian Lesbian Parents on Facebook



Rainbow Families Council runs (and moderates) an email-based discussion group for lesbians and gay men who are prospective or current parents. At the moment there are about 300 members.

To join go to

send an email to