Monash is a community that embraces diversity, where all people are welcomed, celebrated and able to thrive.

We are committed to working together to celebrate diversity, promote social inclusion and raise the LGBTIQA+ community profile to help address equity, safety and access across Council.

Diversity statement

The City of Monash is inclusive and welcoming, celebrating the diversity of all our community and employees.

We want every individual to feel safe, respected and celebrated regardless of our differences of age, race and ethnicity, sex, gender identity and sexuality, ability, faith and religious beliefs, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, and/or socio-economic status.

About acronyms

We acknowledge there are multiple acronyms used among the LGBTIQA+ communities and acronym choice can vary depending on the context. At Monash we use LGBTIQA+, which stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex, queer/questioning and asexual. The plus sign serves to signify and acknowledge the inexhaustive nature of this collection of terms, and the fact that language can and does evolve to find new terms for describing the diverse ways in which people can experience gender, sexuality, and sex characteristics.

We recognises the overlap and acknowledge there are many separate and distinct communities within this umbrella term and differences in experience between people of different sexual orientations, gender identities and sex characteristics.