Trans Passport Laws Eased – Author: Andie Noonan

The Australian Passport Office has reviewed its policy to make it easier for transgendered people seeking a passport in their preferred gender.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has provided information on its website indicating a more flexible approach to determining sex as stated on passport documents.

In order to obtain an Australian passport in a reassigned gender, a person must present a revised birth certificate or gender recognition certificate that an Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (RBDM) has accepted.