You can apply to change your recorded sex if you:
- Were born in Victoria or can show that you have lived in Victoria for at least 12 months.
- Have undergone sex affirmation surgery. The law defines this as follows:
Sex affirmation surgery means a surgical procedure involving the alteration of a person's reproductive organs carried out for the purpose of assisting the person to be considered to be a member of the opposite sex.
The Victorian Parliament has passed changes to the law.
These changes will make it easier for people in Victoria to change the sex on their birth certificate.
The changes have not come into effect yet. They will be in effect by 1 May 2020.
Looking for a certificate? Go to the Certificate of change of sex section below.