Compare LGBT Rights in Australia

Equality Index ?
86 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
76% Support
13% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
71% Agree
21% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
88% Did not mention homosexuals
12% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
62% Justifiable
15% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
55% Agree
20% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
81% Yes
14% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
79% Yes
18% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
72% Good place
10% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1994
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2017
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2017
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 1986
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
Same-sex adoptionUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (3-month deferral)
Since 2021
Conversion therapyUnknown
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2016
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