Transcend Australia is working towards a world where trans, gender diverse and non-binary people are thriving and flourishing, living safe and empowered lives free from discrimination.

Purpose & Values ↓

Our Purpose

Transcend delivers rights-based services and advocacy that celebrate gender diversity, affirm autonomy, and enhance the protective factors for strong families and young people’s health and wellbeing.


We are a courageous community. We understand that there is strength in vulnerability, and we are authentic. — Transcend Parent

Transcend has helped us understand the needs of our daughter, particularly at a time when it was just beginning to happen and was overwhelming. By being connected to a welcoming and informed community it has helped us gain knowledge and provided peer support. — Transcend Parent

Our Values


We commit to fairness and human rights to strengthen individual agency, personal autonomy, and intersectional equity.


We foster an inclusive approach to engage and connect community, center diverse lived experience, and harness collective courage and optimism.


We demonstrate transparency, integrity and accountability in our work through good governance practices that promote openness and honesty.


We generate authority and respect through deep listening and an evidence-informed approach that promotes truth and understanding.


We show kindness, compassion and respect, acknowledging our shared and unique experiences, perspectives and journeys.

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