The primary activity of the Safe Schools Coalition is the Safe Schools Program that was developed to give support to teachers and schools who had been seeking assistance in the creation of a more inclusive environment for LGBTIQ students and their families.
The program began in Victorian schools in 2010 and expanded nationwide in 2013.
Schools are encouraged to join the coalition as members.
The coalition began with 11 founding schools, including Methodist Ladies' College, Bellarine Secondary College, Mac Robertson Girls' High School, Hallam Secondary and Princes Hill Secondary College.
The Safe Schools Coalition Australia (SSCA) is a group of organisations in Australia focused on LGBTIQ people in schools.
Its mission is to create safe and inclusive schools for students, families and staff who are in these groups.
Former Democrats Senator Brian Greig stated that the criticism from religious conservatives echoed the 1997 conservative response to "Here for Life", the anti-suicide program introduced by the Keating Government's Carmen Lawrence for gay and lesbian teenagers.