Trans and gender diverse people

Trans and gender diverse people are at greater risk of experiencing legal need, including discrimination and harassment, family violence, and civil law issues related to change of identity documents.[1]

We can provide advice to trans and gender diverse people living in Victoria who are seeking advice about a legal issue related to their gender identity such as:

  • Discrimination of the basis of gender identity or lawful sexual activity
  • Employment issues related to gender identity (e.g. unfair dismissal, bullying or harassment at work)
  • Change of ID (including name or gender marker)
  • Family violence
  • Personal safety where the violence/threats/stalking relates to gender identity
  • Victims of crime compensation (VOCAT) where the violence relates to the person’s gender identity
  • Police, judiciary or Corrections complaints
  • Health complaints
  • Privacy complaints
  • In some circumstances, family law (i.e. matters affecting trans and gender diverse young people, including where parent(s) do not consent to gender affirming treatment)
  • In some circumstances, criminal law or infringements were the issuing of the charges or infringements relates to the person’s gender identity

Get help

If you live in Victoria and have a legal issue set out above, please get in touch.

[1] LGBTIQ Legal Service (2020). LGBTIQ Legal Needs Analysis – Reflections on legal need and future planning from our two-year pilot program.; Zoe Hyde et al (2014). The First Australian National Trans Mental Health Study: Summary of Results. School of Public Health, Curtin University; Australian Human Rights Commission (2014).