Transgender and gender diverse services

Trans or transgender is a general term for a person whose gender or identity is different to their sex at birth or upbringing.

Your gender expression is unique and there is no right or wrong way to express it.

Read below to find out about support and appropriate health care guidance for transgender and gender diverse adults, children and adolescents in the Northern Territory (NT).

For more information, read:


Transitioning is the process of changing gender from the one given at birth, to line up with your own sense of identity which can be physical, psychological, social and emotional.

Changing your name and gender may take time and you might need to provide medical information.  You might also need to pay a fee.

You can choose to nominate a preferred name on some records and identity documents.

Go the Department of Health website and read the intersex/differences of sex development and transgender DOCX (177.1 KB) policy.

Northern Territory Government

Find out how to legally change your name in the NT with Births, Deaths and Marriages.

You can apply to change your sex or gender or your child's on an NT birth certificate if you were born in the NT.

Read more about how to register a change of sex on a birth certificate.

Find out what you need to do to change your name on your driver’s licence.

Australian Government

You can change your Medicare, Centrelink and child support details as well as other Australian Government documents and records

For more information on changing your details go to updating your gender details with us section of the Australian Government’s Department of Human Services website.

Australian Passports can be issued to sex and gender diverse applicants. They can be re-issued to change gender status.

For more information on changing your passport go to the sex and gender diverse passport applicants section of the Australian Government’s Department Foreign Affairs and Trade Australian Passport Office.

Last updated: 08 May 2019

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