In addition to transgender resources outside Australia, this site has specific information on national trans resources as well as lists by Australian state or territory.
Helplines and Support
Lifeline (lifeline.org.au) 13 11 14
QLife (qlife.org.au) 1800 184 527
Kids Helpline (kidshelpline.com.au) 1800 55 1800
Law and Policy
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (dfat.gov.au)
- Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender:
- Form B-14:
Australia and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health – ANZPATH (anzpath.org)
Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations – AFAO (afao.org.au)
- Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines: For trans and gender diverse children and adolescents – 2018 (PDF)
The Pinnacle Foundation (thepinnaclefoundation.org)
- Educational and vocational support for youth
Australian Capital Territory
Access Canberra (accesscanberra.act.gov.au)
- Birth certificate change of name and gender
A Gender Agenda – AGA (genderrights.org.au)
New South Wales
The Gender Centre (gendercentre.org.au)
Australian Transgender Support Association of Queensland – ATSAQ (atsaq.com)
Brisbane Gender Clinic (brisbanegenderclinic.com.au)
Trans Health SA (transhealthsa.com)
In 2019, Tasmania made gender on birth certificates optional, and removed the requirement for transgender people to have surgery in order to have their gender recognised.
Transgender Tasmania (facebook.com/TransgenderTasmania)
Department of Health and Human Services (dhhs.tas.gov.au)
Rainbow Tasmania (rainbowtas.org)
The Link (thelink.org.au)
- Youth resources for sexual health
Transgender Victoria (transgendervictoria.com)
TransFolk of Western Australia (transfolkofwa.org)
External territories are subject to the laws of Australia and include: Ashmore Island, Cartier Islands, Australian Antarctic Territory, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands (Keeling Islands), Coral Sea Islands, Heard Island, McDonald Islands, Norfolk Island. None of these areas have dedicated resources for our community.
TransgenderAU has a good list of resources.
Deakin Law Review (ojs.deakin.edu.au) published an historically important thematic issue titled “Transsexualism” in 2004.