Compare LGBT Rights in Australia & New Zealand

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
75 / 100
Legal Index ?
90 / 100
87 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
64 / 100
64 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Legal
Since 1986
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2017
Legal
Since 2013
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderVaries by Region
Since 2017
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2023
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Legal
Since 2000
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2011
Recognized
Since 2012
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 1986
Illegal in some contexts
Since 1994
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
Sexual orientation only
Since 1994
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1997
Sexual orientation only
Since 1994
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2018
Legal
Since 2013
Intersex infant surgeryVaries by Region
Since 2023
Not banned
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Legal
Since 1994
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2021
Banned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2020
Conversion therapyVaries by RegionBanned
Since 2022
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2016
Equal
Since 1986
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