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 .
Victorian law changed on 1 May 2020.
It is now easier for people born in Victoria to change the record of sex shown on their birth certificate. It is also easier for people born elsewhere to change how their sex is recognised.
Adults can apply and parents can apply on behalf of their child.
You don’t need to have surgery.
The process to change your record of sex depends on whether:
- You’re an adult (18 or older) or a child (under 18)
- You or the child were born in Victoria or outside Victoria.
You can change your record of sex only once in 12 months. You must enter a sex descriptor.
When you change your record of sex, you get either:
- A new birth certificate – if you were born in Victoria
- A recognised details certificate – if you were born outside Victoria.
You can order another certificate later – for example, if you lose it and need a replacement.
Please choose the page that matches your circumstances:
|Person whose record of sex is being changed||Born in Victoria||Born outside Victoria
(interstate or overseas)
|Adult (18 or older)||Change your record of sex – adult born in Victoria||Change your record of sex – adult born outside Victoria|
|Child (under 18)||Change your child’s record of sex – child born in Victoria||Change your child’s record of sex – child born outside Victoria|