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Sun, 13 Nov



Trans & Friends Festival Illawarra

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Trans & Friends Festival Illawarra
Trans & Friends Festival Illawarra

Time & Location

13 Nov 2022, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wollongong, Northfields Ave, Wollongong NSW 2522, Australia


About the event

After years in the making, Illawarra Shoalhaven Gender Alliance (ISGA) is proud to announce, Trans & Friends Festival Illawarra!

 A celebration of community, resilience, pride and personality. Join us for a day of entertainment, workshops, seminars, market stalls, a dog show & more!


~ Hosted by Cherry Ripe ~ 

Lawrence of Australia 

The Sweaty Bettys 

Chelsey Dagger 


Rina Evangeline 


Polly Tickle Powers 


Giorgia Clare 

Happy Body Collective 

Kiama Illawarra Pride Choir 

Lore White 

Bo Noir 

Willie Shakesqueer

Lyla Joy


Love your voice! An introduction to trans and gender diverse voice training for gender affirmation – Cath Gregory (she/her) & team

Laughter Yoga - Benedicte Teteris (she/her)

Writing Your Story - Helena Fox (she/her)

Queer + Trans Activism: creating our space - Mikey (they/them) & Rat (they/them)


Trans Hub and P4T - Lucky Dodd (they/them) & Hayden Moon (he/they)

How can the law help me? - Lucy Houweling (she/her)

Binding 101 - Lily & Bang Bang

Queer Sex Eed - A Quiz with Donuts

Shared Stories - lived experience panel

Hormonal therapies - Dr Martina Gleeson (she/her)

Bottom surgeries for trans women - Dr Keiran Hart (he/him)

Top surgery options - Dr Rob Knight (he/him)

Facial feminisation & other surgeries: Dr Rob Knight (he/him)

When blockers, hormones or surgery aren't an option - Kiara Fraser (they/them)

You needs are important - learn to assert them! - Talia Hashworth (she/her) & Eden Dwyer (she/they)

Intersections between neurodiversity and gender diversity - Emerson Osterberg (recorded)

Discussion: How to be a supportive family - Liz Ceissman (she/her) & Lisa Cuda (she/her)


Tide hairdressing

Mason's Remedial Massage

Evolve Health Illawarra


ACON / TransHub / ISLHD Sexual Health

Allsorts Queer Collective

Antifascist Action Wollongong

Australian Rainbow Vets and Allies

Beenie balms by Tia / Pipsandgee

Community Art Project – paint your identity

Eren’s Canvas

Gender Centre

Gender Voice Centre

Green Connect

Greens Wollongong

Grimalkin Designs

Hashworth Psychology

headspace Wollongong

Illawarra Women's Health Centre / Kedesh Rehabilitation Services

Jackaranda says no to bullying / One Door Mental Health

Lily and Bang Bang


Paddy Quilter-Jones

Rainbow South Coast

Ruben Cuda

Sock Drawer Heroes


Trans Day of Remembrance

UOW Ally Network / SARC

UOW Security Safe Spaces

Wear it Purple

White Clay Mountain

Wollongong City Council - Youth Services

Wollongong Illawarra Roller Derby


~ Facilitated by the Australian Rainbow Veterinarians and Allies ~


The festivities will be located near the Library, Building 20, and Duck Pond Lawn, stretching down to UniBar and the food court. Wet weather: stalls will move undercover inside/around building 11, all entertainment will move to UniBar.

An interactive map with marked facilities is available at: 


The closest parking will be in P1 and P2 on UOW campus. All ticketed parking is free on the day (do NOT park in ‘reserved’ spots).


Volunteer Rego: 

Stallholder Rego:

Trans & Friends Festival Illawarra is proudly presented in partnership with UOW Ally Network, and supported by UOW Pulse, ACON, and Deer Gaze.


TAFFI is organised by a small team of local queer, trans and gender diverse people from across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven region. We are community, event organisers, health professionals, parents, students, business owners & more.


  • 30 minutes

    Opening & Welcome to Country

    Main Stage

  • 6 hours


    Main Stage
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