Birth Certificate Reform is here!

Written by TGV Friday, 01 May 2020

Victorian Birth Certificate reform, passed in Parliament last August, comes into effect today on Friday the 1st of May and we couldn’t be more excited!

This marks an important step forward in ensuring greater equity for trans and gender diverse Victorians. The new reform means trans and gender diverse people in Victoria can now access identity documents that are accurate and up to date more easily.

Previous requirements to disclose medical information such as prior surgeries and medical histories were often invasive, and inconsistent with other jurisdictions.

We’re thrilled to see this reform bringing Victoria in line with current standards in other parts of Australia and other regions, and improving the lives of trans and gender diverse people in our state.

 

See our full media release here:

 

Birth Certificate Update Fund

Thanks to the generous support of VicBears, Transgender Victoria is has created a fund for applicants who require assistance in paying for their application fees.

Applications can be be made here: tgv.org.au/IDSupportFund

 

Tip Sheets and Getting Started

For individuals interested in making an application or learning more about the process, we’ve collected all the fact sheets and application forms you’ll need to apply and attached them to this page below for you to download.