Having undergone a sex affirmation procedure, a person may apply to register their sex as Male, Female or Non-specific.
If a formal change of name is required, a person may apply for a: Change of Name
At present the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 remains the law, although the Government is currently considering consequential changes to NSW law following the Commonwealth legislation to permit same sex marriages.
If you have changed your name since your birth was first registered, an endorsement will appear on the new certificate stating that your birth was 'Previously registered in another name'.
Your birth record will be re-registered in the current year showing the new sex.
Access to your original birth record is restricted by legislation.
Please provide at least three forms of ID, from the list below (one of each from Categories 1, 2 and 3 or 4) with your application.
People whose birth is not registered in Australia and who are an Australian Citizen or permanent resident of Australia and who live and have lived for at least one year in NSW, who have undergone a sex affirmation procedure may apply to register a change of sex.
Once a change of sex is registered a Recognised Details Certificate can be issued. The recognised details certificate will record your new sex and current name.
Please provide at least four forms of ID from the list below with your application.
You must provide proof of identification with your application.
All identification must be current.
If your application is lodged by mail, photocopies of ID are accepted, but must be certified by a qualified witness as being true copies of the originals. A
qualified witness is a:
Your application to record a change of sex or to register a change of sex
must be accompanied by statutory declarations from 2 Medical Practitioners who are registered in Australia, confirming that the sex affirmation procedure has occurred.
Your new birth certificate can be used in Australia.
In jurisdictions where a change of sex is not legally recognised, you
cannot use your new Birth Certificate. In these jurisdictions you must tell the person relying on your certificate that your gender has been changed
or use your old Birth Certificate.