How to legally change your name in Victoria
Last updated 26 March 2021
This is a resource for trans and gender diverse young people and their families in Victoria.
It answers some common questions trans and gender diverse young people, and their families, have about changing their name.
Yes, but there are requirements you need to meet.
By reading this resource we hope you will get a better understanding of what’s involved with legally changing your name in Victoria.
The steps for applying to change your name on formal documents differs depending on whether the document you would like to change is issued by:
1. a state or territory government organisation
2. a federal government organisation
See how you can change key documents below.
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This resource was published 26/03/2021. This is legal information only and does not constitute legal advice. You should always contact a lawyer for advice specific to your situation.