How to legally change your name in the ACT
Last updated 16 October 2023
You can access the Change of name application forms at https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/s/article/change-of-name-registration-tab-overview
For Proof of identity requirements, visit Access Canberra’s website at: https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/s/article/change-of-name-registration-tab-proof-of-identity-requirements
You can find out more information on how to change your name in your passport at https://www.passports.gov.au/getting-passport-how-it-works/documents-you-need/names-and-name-change.
For information on how to change your name with Medicare you can go here https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/how-you-update-your-name-date-birth-or-gender-for-medicare?context=60092#a2
A Gender Agenda provides information and an online community for gender-diverse people in the ACT. Information on support groups that you can connect with is also available via the A Gender Agenda website.
Twenty 10 provides a range of support services and social spaces for people of diverse genders and sexualities aged under 26, mainly in NSW but they also service ACT. To access their resources visit the Twenty 10 website.
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This resource was last updated on 6 October 2023. This is legal information only and does not constitute legal advice. You should always contact a lawyer for advice specific to your situation. Please view our disclaimer for more information.