Compare LGBT Rights in Australia & Christmas Island

Equality Index ?
86 / 100
98 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
76% Support
13% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
71% Agree
21% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
88% Did not mention homosexuals
12% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
62% Justifiable
15% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
55% Agree
20% Disagree
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
81% Yes
14% No
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
79% Yes
18% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
72% Good place
10% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1994
Legal
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2017
Legal
Since 2017
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2017
Legal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognizedUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 1986
Illegal
Since 2013
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
Same-sex adoptionUnknownLegal
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Legal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (3-month deferral)
Since 2021
Banned (1-year deferral)
Conversion therapyUnknownBanned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2016
Equal
Full DetailsFull Details

Full details about each issue can be found on each region's page. Data missing from the above chart? You can help! Sign up or log in to contribute information to Equaldex!

Share This Comparison