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This is a collection of Wellington-focused resources as of June 2016, sorted alphabetically. The Tranzform group ran a workshop to collectively identify and discuss our experiences with these resources. To suggest an addition or change, please contact the facilitators or come along to our next website workshop!


  • Community Law
    • Free legal advice
    • Kate Scarlet (who also runs Naming NZ) works here and is trans-savvy
    • Resources and guides for name changes
  • YouthLaw
    • Free legal services for people under 25.


  • Wellington Binder Exchange (local)
  • G2CB (overseas)
  • Underworks (overseas)

Laser and Electrolysis Service Providers recommended by Tranzform attendees

Physios recommended by Tranzform attendees

  • Willis St. Physio
    • "Worked with almost everyone who works at Willis St. Physio, have had no issues."
    • "Didn't bother disclosing that I was trans on the info sheet and there was no issue, though it would have been readily apparent once they were examining me."

Hairdressers recommended (or warned against) by Tranzform attendees

  • Angela C Wells (see Makeup & Hair Database)
    • Very queer and trans-friendly
    • Does house-calls
  • The Godfather Barbers
  • Capital Barbers
    • Reportedly doesn't work with fem-presenting clients
  • Dave the Barber, James Smith Cnr
    • Reportedly doesn't work with fem-presenting clients


  • CityFitness
    • Trans-friendly with LGBT staff. Willis gym has unisex changing facilities.
  • Les Mills Extreme
    • Manager Peter Fraser has personally clarified that accessibility and diversity are important to him and the gym, and that trans members will be supported in using the changing room they are comfortable with, including using the accessibility changing room if uncomfortable using the gendered spaces. They have had a couple of MTF members and one FTM member, none of whom have had any issues.
  • Les Mills Lambton
    • No personal experience, but Peter Fraser from Extreme has said that the same acceptance should be expected from all Les Mills gyms.

Vocal Training (online resources)

Local Clubs

  • Ivy
  • Scotty & Mal's (S&Ms)
  • Fat Angel (not a gay club but hosts regular queer community events)