Gender registration

Register your gender (16 years and over)

You can apply to register your gender if your birth is registered in Tasmania.

How to apply

Step 1

Fill out and sign the: Gender registration for 16 years and over application form (PDF, 2.2 MB), which includes a gender declaration. If you are under 18 years you may be asked to provide evidence that you have undertaken counselling about whether to lodge an application and the implications of registering your gender.

Step 2

Attach evidence of identity documents.

Step 3

Pay the fee.

If you send your original birth certificate with your application, we will send you an updated copy. You can choose whether you want your gender included on the birth certificate and if you want your gender history included on the certificate.

You can only register your gender once in a 12 month period.

Processing time is approximately 2 weeks.

Please note: change of name is a separate process.

Register the gender of your child (under 16 years)

The parents or guardians of a child can apply to register their gender. The child’s birth must be registered in Tasmania.

One parent can apply if:

  • the applicant is the only parent on the birth record; or
  • the other parent is dead; or
  • the guardian is the only guardian of the child; or
  • the registration of gender is approved by a magistrate.

How to apply

Step 1

Fill out and sign the: Gender registration for under 16 years application form (PDF, 2.2 MB), which includes confirmation that the registration is consistent with the will and preference of the child. The Registrar may also request evidence that counselling has been undertaken about whether to lodge an application and the implications of registering the chosen gender.

Step 2

Attach evidence of identity documents.

Step 3

Pay the fee.

If you send the original birth certificate with your application, we will send you an updated copy. You can choose whether you want gender included on the birth certificate and if you want gender history included on the certificate.

You can only register your gender once in a 12 month period.

Processing time is approximately 2 weeks.

Please note: change of name is a separate process.

If you need more help, please contact Births, Deaths and Marriages

Updated: 20th September 2019