What are legalities of changing name

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Joined in 2014
November 26, 2014, 13:29

I am just wondering what the legalities are in Australia with changing Christian name and surname. I know in NZ you can change your name legally is this the same in Australia? For gender re assignment.

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Joined in 2008
November 26, 2014, 23:24

Gene – G'day! The issue is addressed by both Commonwealth legislation as well as individual State legislation. Most government departments have policies and procedures posted on their various websites. For example, have a look at:

The GenderCentre (an non-government organization) has some useful info:

All the best ~ david

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