Register a change of sex
You can register a change of sex if you were born in Tasmania and have undergone sexual reassignment surgery.
‘sexual reassignment surgery’ is a surgical procedure involving the alteration of a person's reproductive organs carried out for the purpose of assisting the person to be considered to be a member of the opposite sex; or to correct or eliminate ambiguities relating to the sex of the person.
Documents I will need to register a change of sex
You will need to provide:
- a completed application form
- a statutory declaration from 2 registered doctors or medical practitioners verifying that you have undergone sexual reassignment surgery
- proof of identification.
- the fee
If you send your original birth certificate with your application, we will send you an updated copy showing the new details. The certificate will have a notation at the bottom stating the original details.
You can request a Birth extract certificate, which does not include the notation.
Please note: change of name is a separate process.
Register a change of sex for my child
Both parents need to apply to register a change of sex for their child. The child must be born in Tasmania.
One parent can apply if:
- he/she is the only parent on the birth record; or
- the other parent is deceased
If you need more help, please contact Births, Deaths and Marriages