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If you have undergone a sex affirmation procedure you can apply to register your sex as male, female or non-specific.
You can apply to record a change of sex if:
If you have undergone a sex affirmation procedure you can apply to have your new sex recorded on your Birth Certificate. The new Birth Certificate will not disclose that a sex change has taken place.If you have changed your name since your birth was first registered, an endorsement will appear on the new certificate stating your birth was 'Previously registered in another name'.
Your birth will be registered in the current year showing the new sex. Access to your original birth record is restricted by legislation.
If you have undergone a sex affirmation procedure you can 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.
You must lodge the following documents with your application:
You must provide proof of identification with your application. All ID must be current. If you lodge your application 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:
You must 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. If you are unable to provide ID from Categories 1 and 2, you must still provide at least three forms of ID. At least two of these must be from Category 3. One form of identification must show your current residential address.
If born in Australia:
You must provide at least four forms of ID from the list below with your application:
You can apply to record a change of sex by post, or in person.
Download a Record a change of sex application [PDF 690kb]Download a Recognised details certificate application [PDF 840kb]Apply in person
If a formal change of name is required see Change of name.
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.