Victoria has declared a State of Emergency due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Our customer service and call centres are closed until further notice.
For information on BDM services, use the menu above. If you’ve already applied for a certificate or registration, check our certificate turnaround times.
We are prioritising critical certificate or registration requests. For critical requests only:
- Apply online, then
- Then email firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
- Order number
- Proof of identity
- Reason(s) why it is critical.
For information about COVID-19, visit the DHHS website .
This page explains how to change your record of sex if you:
- Are 18 years or over
- Were born outside Victoria, Australia (interstate or overseas)
- Have lived in Victoria for at least 12 months
- Have not changed your record of sex in the last 12 months.
Not sure if you’re in the right place?
|Person whose record of sex is being changed||Born in Victoria||Born outside Victoria
(interstate or overseas)
|Adult||Change your record of sex - adult born in Victoria||Read this page|
|Child||Change your child’s record of sex - child born in Victoria||Change your child’s record of sex - child born outside Victoria|
Can you get your original record changed?
Often, the best option will be if you get the record of sex on your birth certificate changed. Check this by contacting the Registry in the place where you were born. This way, all your identity documents will match.
However, some countries and some Australian states and territories might not be able to do this. Recognised details certificates are available to all Victorian residents not born in the state of Victoria.
A recognised details certificate does not certify that your name and affirmed sex are recorded in the Victorian Register. A recognised details certificate is not a recognised proof of identity document. It can’t be used for official purposes.
Read the Change of name tab if you want to change your name at the same time.