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Key info

  • To apply to register your gender your birth must be recorded in Tasmania.
  • The parents or guardians can apply for a child under 16.
  • An application usually takes about 2 weeks.
  • You can also apply to change your name separately if you want.
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    About applying to register your gender

    Registering your gender will make sure you have the proper gender listed on your identity documents.

    There are different registration forms and processes for people under 16.

    How to apply

    EmailIn PersonPost
    bdm@justice.tas.gov.auBy appointment at the Births, Deaths and Marriages office on 1300 135 513Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
    30 Gordons Hill Road
    ROSNY PARK TAS 7018

    What you need to apply

    Applying for yourself

    You must provide:

    • a completed application form (PDF, 2.2MB) including:
      • personal contact and information details
      • the gender you are registering as
      • proof you are over 16

      Applying for a child under 16

      You must provide:

      • a completed application form (PDF, 2.2MB) including:
        • personal contact and information details for you and the child
        • the child's gender declaration statement, witnessed by a Justice of the Peace (JP) or Commissioner for Declarations
        • the parent(s)/guardian(s) declaration statement, witnessed by a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner for Declarations
        • reason for applying to register gender
      • evidence of the child's counselling (if applicable)
      • proof of identity documents for parent(s) or guardian(s)
      • payment for the fee.

      Can I apply?

      To apply to register your gender, you must

      • be over the age of 16
      • have undergone counselling (if applicable)
      • have been born in Tasmania, or if you were born
        • interstate; you have lived in Tasmania for 12 months or more, or
        • overseas; you have obtained an Australian citizenship or permanent residency and have lived in Tasmania for 12 months or more.

      If you are applying for a child under 16

      The child must:

      • be under 16
      • be a consenting party
      • have undergone counselling
      • have both parents completing the application
      • have been born in Tasmania, or if the child was born
        • interstate; they have lived in Tasmania for 12 months or more, or
        • overseas; they have obtained an Australian citizenship or permanent residency and have lived in Tasmania for 12 months or more.

      One parent can apply for a child if:

      • they are the only parent on the birth record
      • one parent is deceased
      • they have obtained a court order approving the child's change of name.

      A court-appointed guardian may only apply if there is proof that the parent(s) cannot exercise their parental responsibilities.

      Proving your identity

      There are 2 ways you can prove your identity:

      • show your original identity documents at the Births, Deaths and Marriages office, or
      • send certified copies of your identity documents by post or email.

      You must provide one of these combinations of current documents:

      • One document from category 1, 2 and 3
      • Two documents from category 2 and one from category 1 or 3
      • Two documents from category 3 and one from category 1 or 2.

      At least one document must show your current address.

      • An Australian birth certificate
      • Citizenship certificate
      • Immicard
      • New Zealand citizenship certificate together with passport
      • New Zealand birth certificate.

      • Australian driver licence
      • Australian passport
      • Firearms licence
      • Foreign passport
      • Proof of age card
      • Working with vulnerable people card.

      • Medicare card
      • Australian marriage certificate (issued from Births Deaths and Marriages office)
      • Centrelink or Department of Veteran Affairs card
      • Security or crowd control licence
      • Tertiary education institution ID card
      • Credit card or bank statement
      • Recent utility account with current residential address (issued within last 3 months)
      • Lease or rent agreement with current address
      • Australian Taxation Office assessment with current address.

      If you have changed your name, please provide proof (from the list below) of each name change. This is so we can link your current name to the name recorded on the birth record.

      Please provide one of these documents:

      • name change certificate(s) issued by Births Deaths and Marriages
      • marriage certificate(s) issued by Births Deaths and Marriages
      • divorce paper issued by court (showing previous name)
      • statutory declaration (if changed by common usage)
      • relationship certificate issued by Births Deaths and Marriages.

      How much it costs

      Type of certificateDescriptionCost

      Gender registration

      Application to register gender. This does not include the issue of a certificate.

      $205.70

      Standard certificate

      Fee for an official birth, death, marriage, change of name, or relationship certificate.

      $58.25

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      More Information

      • If you send your original birth certificate in with your application, we will send you an updated copy.
      • You can only register your gender once in a 12-month period.
      • If you post your application every identity document must be certified.

      Please visit Births, Deaths and Marriages for more information on applying to register your gender.