Rainbow Tick Accreditation

VACCHO’s vision of vibrant, healthy, self-determining Aboriginal communities includes all LGBTQIASB+ community members. We welcome and embrace the diversity of our Rainbow Mob.

VACCHO is proud to be a Rainbow Tick Accredited organisation.

VACCHO supports our members to increase their Rainbow Mob inclusion and work towards Rainbow Tick Accreditation.

We run Rainbow Tick Vital Signs workshops for our members and a Rainbow Mob Community of Practice for members and stakeholders in the sector.

Due to the impacts of colonisation and queerphobia, LGBTQIASB+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples or ‘Rainbow Mob’ can experience barriers to accessing services and achieving positive health outcomes.

This can include feeling that LGBTQIA+ services often ignore Aboriginality and Aboriginal services might overlook sexuality/gender.

Some Rainbow Mob are even more likely to access an LGBTQIA+ service than an Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander community-controlled service.

Making sure Rainbow Mob can safely access your service is important to all of us.

For support or feedback regarding Rainbow Tick, the Rainbow Mob Community of Practice or other Rainbow Mob resources, please email rta@vaccho.org.au.

What is Rainbow Tick Accreditation? 

Rainbow Tick Accreditation is a quality framework to help services become safe, inclusive and affirming workplaces and service delivery for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Plus (LGBTQIA+) community.

The accreditation signals to the LGBTQIA+ community that the organisation is committed to safety, inclusion and affirming practice.

Accreditation can be provided through independent assessment, provided by Quality Innovation Performance (QIP).

For Rainbow Tick Accreditation

Rainbow Tick Standards

The Rainbow Tick is a national accreditation program owned and developed by Rainbow Health Australia. The Rainbow Tick Standards have been specifically designed to suit health and community organisations that are committed to safe, inclusive practice and service delivery for LGBTQIA+ people.

Accreditation is achieved by meeting the requirements outlined in the Rainbow Tick Standards.

Rainbow Health Australia

Rainbow Health Australia is a program that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) health and wellbeing through research and knowledge translation, training, resources, policy advice and service accreditation through the Rainbow Tick.

RHA are located within the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University and are funded by the Victorian government.


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