Transgender and gender diverse services

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.

This can include non-binary genders where you don’t identify exclusively as male or female.

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

This page focuses on providing support and appropriate health care guidance for intersex, transgender and gender diverse adults, children and adolescents in the Northern Territory (NT).

For more information you can read:

You can go the Department of Health website and read the intersex/differences of sex development and transgender (177.1 kb) policy.


Changing your name and gender may take time and you may be required to provide medical information. There may be a fee involved.

You do not need to have sex reassignment surgery and/or hormone therapy to change gender for Australian Government records and documents.

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

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.

Northern Territory Government

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

You can only change your gender on your NT birth certificate after undergoing sexual reassignment surgery. You must also be born in the NT and not be married.

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

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

Last updated: 02 October 2018


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