Profile Industry : Healthcare & Medical
Location : New South Wales
SECTOR : NFP / Charity
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity
Australian Workplace Equality Index Tiers : N/A


We’re a New South Wales based health promotion organisation specialising in HIV prevention, HIV support and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI Health). Established in 1985 as the AIDS Council of NSW, we’re here to end HIV transmission among gay and homosexually active men, and promote the lifelong health of LGBTI people and people with HIV.


We’re Here for HIV Prevention Advances in HIV testing and treatments mean we can end HIV transmission in NSW by 2020, but only if gay men test more, treat early and stay safe. We’re here to help them do this through a range of campaigns, education and support services.

We’re Here for HIV Support Over 12,000 people in NSW live with HIV. We’re here to help people with HIV take control of their health, as well as the health of their partners, by providing up-to-date information as well as a range of programs and services.

We’re Here for LGBTI Health Over 500,000 LGBTI people live in NSW and tens of thousands more visit every year. We’re here to help LGBTI people take control of their health and wellbeing so they can look after themselves as well as their partners, family and friends.


We want to attract people who share our commitment to the clients and communities we serve and are passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of people with HIV and the LGBTI community. We employ people from all walks of life – health, counselling, finance, social work, communications, marketing, community development and many others. The important thing is a shared goal of ending HIV and advocating to overcome the barriers to delivering better health outcomes for LGBTI people and people with HIV.


ACON has offices in Sydney, Newcastle and Lismore with outreach locations in Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.


We provide health promotion, care and support services LGBTI people and people with HIV. We advocate for greater social inclusion and the removal of structural and environmental barriers to improving the health and wellbeing of these communities.


Health promotion, counselling, social marketing, communications, finance, HR, IT, community development.


Vary, depending on the role.


Approximately 100 full time equivalent staff.


We offer a wide range of benefits including salary packaging, generous leave, flexible working arrangements and support for professional development.

Celebrating 30 years of providing services to the LGBTI community, ACON’s core values are still centred around the basic recognition of human rights for all. Over those three decades our commitment has grown to encompass not just our core constituency, but has developed into a multi-disciplinary approach covering all aspects of LGBTI health and wellbeing


John Burnett Manager, HR

People at ACON believe in the vision and mission of the organisation and are deeply and personally committed to the same. We offer amazing flexibility to employees to deal with their other commitments whether they be family, education, personal health or otherwise. We genuinely care about one another and are concerned for the welfare of our co-workers.

Company Attribute
AWEI Bronze Employer
AWEI Gold Employer
AWEI Participating Employer
AWEI Platinum Employer
AWEI Platinum Qualifier
AWEI Silver Employer
LGBTI Diversity Strategy
LGBTI Employee Network
LGBTI Recruitment Policy
Pride in Diversity Member
Pride in Health Member
Pride in Sport Member
Transitioning Policy for Trans Employees