Entry #1087: Right to change legal gender in Victoria

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IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, but requires surgery
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionAddressed in Equal Opportunity Act 2010, some religious exemptions may apply, but the Act binds the Crown.
Reports (7)
  • Newer law has been passed "The requirement to undergo surgery no longer applies https://www.legislation.vic.gov.au/as-made/acts/births-deaths-and-marriages-registration-amendment-act-2019"
  • Newer law has been passed "Legal surgery not required"
  • Status is not correct "In Victoria surgery is not required to change gender on recorded birth details or any other form of identification. Victoria is still the only state in Australia that doesn’t require surgery for gender changes "
  • Newer law has been passed "Surgery no longer required as of 1 May, 2020 https://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/changes-and-corrections/change-your-recorded-sex"
  • Status is not correct "As of May 2020 gender can be changed WITHOUT having to undergo surgery."
  • Status is not correct "A bill passed that come into effect last year. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/victorians-will-now-be-able-to-choose-the-gender-on-their-birth-certificates#:~:text=Transgender%20Victorians%20will%20now%20have,law%20once%20receiving%20royal%20assent."
  • Newer law has been passed "A law was passed in 2016 removing the need for surgery to change one's gender. Reference: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/gender-diverse-win-right-to-new-birth-certificates-20160817-gquvs8.html"

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