Below is a complete summary of the Victorian legislation:


Section  30A of the Act 


Section  30B of the Act 

Restricted Persons: Serious Offenders, Sex Offenders, Youth Detainees, Parolees 

The Registrar can issue a document acknowledging a person’s name and chosen sex descriptor to persons whose birth is registered in a place other than Victoria.

The person must have lived in Victoria for the last 12 months.

Other requirements as above. 

Changes to the birth certificate and Register

Further Resources

The debate over the Bill in the Legislative Assembly in 2016:

Concerns of the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee in 2016 and the Attorney-General’s response:

The Equal Opportunity Act: 

The Victorian Charter of Human Rights: