Zig Zag was established in 1988 to respond to the specific identified needs of young women aged 12 – 25 years, including sexual violence, accommodation, and the provision of a safe and confidential place for young women to obtain information, resources, and support. Zig Zag is an incorporated, community managed organisation that currently receive state and federal funding to provide three specialist sexual assault support and prevention programs in the Wider Brisbane, Brisbane North, and Brisbane Southwest regions; and a specialist homelessness program in the Wider Brisbane region.
Established as a community based organisation based on principles of feminism and community development, the office was located in Fortitude Valley before relocating to Camp Hill in 1991, where Zig Zag is still currently situated. Funding was initially allocated for two full-time positions in the role of Young Women’s Community Resource Workers. By 1989 funding was received for three roles these were a part time Housing Worker, Incest/Sexual Abuse Support Worker and a Health Worker.
In consultation with key LGBTQA+ advocates, organisations, and community members, Zig Zag has extended our service to respond to the needs of support transgender, non-binary and gender diverse inclusion across all Programs in the organisation. We proudly support and stand in solidarity with Trans and Gender Diverse communities.
Zig Zag services welcome all young women, non-binary and gender diverse young people aged 12 – 25 years.