Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, no restrictions
    Gender-Affirming Care
    Unknown
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    ✖ Not banned
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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Perception of LGBTQ+ People

Survey results from 5 LGBTQ+ Equaldex users who lived in or visited Victoria.

Overall

Overall

Perceived Safety*

Feel safe being open
Absence of verbal harassment
Absence of threats and violence
*Survey results represent personal perceptions of safety and may not be indicative of current actual conditions.

Equal Treatment

Treatment by peers
Treatment by family
Treatment at work
Treatment at school
Treatment by general public
Treatment by businesses
Treatment by law enforcement
Treatment by religious groups

Visibility & Representation

Inclusion in education
Representation in entertainment
Representation in news
Political support
Out public figures

Culture

Pride/events
Nightlife
Dating life
Interest groups and clubs

Services

Health and wellness
Gender-affirming care
Support and social services
Advocacy and legal

History

Homosexual activity in Victoria

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Homosexual activity in Victoria is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1980
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Victoria

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Same-sex marriage in Victoria is legal.

Current status
Since Dec 9, 2017
Legal
Following a nation-wide postal vote, 61.6% of Australians voted 'Yes' for Same-sex Marriage in November 2017. The Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017 subsequently passed parliament on 7th December and was given Royal Assent on 8th December, coming into effect from 9th December 2017, Australia-wide (including Victoria).
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Jun 12, 2001–Dec 9, 2017
Other type of partnership
Marriage Law is subject to Federal Law, Victoria afforded same sex relationships equal status as defacto heterosexual relationships (as domestic partnerships) in 2001
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Victoria

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Victoria is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Victoria, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Victoria

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Right to change legal gender in Victoria is legal, no restrictions.

Current status
Since May 1, 2020
Legal, no restrictions
Amended birth certificate laws.
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Until May 1, 2020
Legal, but requires surgery
Addressed in Equal Opportunity Act 2010, some religious exemptions may apply, but the Act binds the Crown.
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Until Dec 21, 2011
Legal, but requires surgery
Covered by the Equal Opportunity Act 2010
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Gender-affirming care in Victoria

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Gender-affirming care in Victoria is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Victoria

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Victoria is recognized.

Current status
Since May 1, 2020
Recognized
Same birth laws that allowed gender change without GRS.
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LGBT discrimination in Victoria

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LGBT discrimination in Victoria is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Equal Opportunity Act commenced in 1995, recent amendment 21 December 2010; religious exemptions apply
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LGBT employment discrimination in Victoria

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LGBT employment discrimination in Victoria is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Cannot discriminate on grounds of sexual preference or gender identification: some religious exemptions apply.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Victoria

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LGBT housing discrimination in Victoria is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Addressed by the Equal Opportunity Act 2010
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Same-sex adoption in Victoria

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Same-sex adoption in Victoria is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 1, 2016
Legal
Adoption by same-sex couples legal since 1 September 2016 under the Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Act 2015.
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Until Aug 31, 2016
Illegal
Fostering encouraged, adoption not permitted unless in exceptional circumstances.

Intersex infant surgery in Victoria

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Intersex infant surgery in Victoria is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
No territory or state besides the Australian Capital Territory has banned intersex infant surgery.
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Serving openly in military in Victoria

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Serving openly in military in Victoria is legal.

Current status
Legal
As per Commonwealth
Sources:
Subject to Commonwealth jurisdiction
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Blood donations by MSMs in Victoria

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Blood donations by MSMs in Victoria is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 3, 2023
Legal
In all of Australia
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Jan 31, 2021–Jun 3, 2023
Banned (less than 6-month deferral)
As of January 31 2021, Australian Red Cross’s Lifeblood service requires a 3-month deferral.
Until Jan 31, 2021
Banned (1-year deferral)
Australian Red Cross's Lifeblood Service has relaxed the deferral period.
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Conversion therapy in Victoria

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Conversion therapy in Victoria is banned.

Current status
Since Mar 2021
Banned
Banned by passing of Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020
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Until Jan 1, 2021
N/A
Ambiguous: refer to the Australian Psychology Association document
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Until 2020
Ambiguous
The Health Complaints Bill 2016 bans all conversion therapies and received royal assent on 5 May 2016, coming into force 2 February 2017. The Health Commissioner's office, as created under the original act, received strengthened powers granted on 28 February 2018.
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Equal age of consent in Victoria

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Equal age of consent in Victoria is equal.

Current status
Equal
In Victoria the law about under-age sex is the same for both men and women and for gay and heterosexual sex.
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