about acon

About ACON

We’re here for HIV prevention, HIV support and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health.

Established in 1985 as the AIDS Council of New South Wales (NSW), we work to end HIV transmission among gay and homosexually active men, and promote the lifelong health of LGBTI people and people with HIV.

NSW is Australia’s most populous state, with Australia’s largest number of people living with HIV (around 12,000) as well as Australia’s largest LGBTI community (estimated at 500,000).

Our head office is in Sydney, we have offices in five regional locations and we provide services throughout NSW.

We are primarily funded by the NSW Government through the NSW Ministry of Health.