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Gender Reassignment Board

The Gender Reassignment Board deals with matters relating to a person's reassigned gender under the Gender Reassignment Act.

A person who has undergone gender reassignment and wishes to have their new gender legally recognised can apply for a Recognition Certificate for an Adult.

A guardian of a child who has undergone gender reassignment and wishes to have the child’s new gender legally recognised can apply for a Recognition Certificate for a Child.

Applications for certificates are to be made to the Gender Reassignment Board.

Application and Service

When making an application you must provide evidence to the Executive Officer that you have served a copy of the application form and supporting documents on the Attorney General.

The Board has approved a standard Statutory Declaration form (Western Australia) which you can use as evidence of service.

Alternatively when you contact the Executive Officer for an application, please request a copy of the Statutory Declaration (download below) to be sent with the application.

When lodging your application with the Executive Officer you must also attach proof of service of a copy of the application and any supporting documents on the Attorney General (Statutory Declaration form).

New birth certificates

Once your application to the Gender Reassignment Board is successful, you can apply for a new birth certificate from the Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages. For more information, visit the Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages website.

Review of decisions

If your application to the Gender Reassignment Board is unsuccessful, you may apply for a review of the decision to the State Administrative Tribunal.

For more information about a review of the Gender Reassignment Board's decision visit the State Administrative Tribunal website.

Contact details

Gender Reassignment Board
Department of the Attorney General
Level 6
State Administrative Tribunal Building
565 Hay Street
PERTH WA 6000
Phone: (08) 9219 3020
Email: sat@justice.wa.gov.au

Business hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm (except public holidays).

Postal address:

Executive Officer
Gender Reassignment Board of WA
Department of the Attorney General
PO Box U1991
PERTH  WA  6845


Last updated: 28-Jan-2016

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