Celebrating the diversity of RMIT

Queer Department

Welcome to the Queer Department

The Queer Department exists to represent, advocate for and empower RMIT students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex, and those who are curious about or questioning their sexuality. 

We are active in organising social events both on- and off-campus. We also run the Queer Lounges across campuses which are safe spaces where queer students can be themselves without being judged. You can visit any time between the hours of 8am - 8pm to study, relax or meet new people. Drop in to study, snooze or socialise! 

RUSU runs a drop-in centre for RMIT students experiencing life difficulties who want to know where to go to resolve them. The Compass Drop-in Centre can provide you with information, referrals and support, is totally free and is independent from the university. Contact Compass on (03) 9925 2785.

If you have an enquiry relating to your rights at university, you can contact RUSU's fantastic Student Rights team. They will give you independent advice and advocacy that looks out for your best interests. Book an appointment with a Student Rights Officer by calling (03) 9925 5004.

Harassment of any kind is unacceptable on campus. This includes homophobic bullying, name-calling, or any other behaviour that makes you feel unsafe. RMIT has clear policies against such behaviour. If this is happening to you, contact the Queer Officers or a Students Rights Officer.

Follow us to stay connected with what's going on, find out about events and connect with other Collective members. We also have a Facebook group that is private and confidential, which means posts or activities will not show up on your profile.

Queer Lounges

Queer Lounge
A safe space for queer students and their allies to meet, relax, organise and socialise.

  • City, 05.01.12: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm
  • Bundoora, 202.02.24: Monday to Thursday, 9am – 4pm
  • Brunswick, 514.02: Monday to Thursday, 9am – 4pm


LINK: Student Support - Diverse gender sexes and sexualities 

PDF: RUSU Queer Department Safer Spaces Agreement 








Patrick Pieciun

Queer Officer


Reggie Chang

Queer Officer