Did you know that on 14 June 2023, the Queensland Parliament made a number of changes to the laws about births, deaths and marriages?

Some of the major changes that are coming include allowing:

  • a person to alter their sex on legal documents to align with their gender identity, including non-binary gender identities
  • parents to choose how they identify in their parenting role on their child’s birth certificate (mother, father, parent)
  • someone with court-ordered parental responsibility for a child to make applications on the child’s behalf
  • all siblings (including half-siblings) to be shown on a child’s birth certificate instead of only full siblings
  • de facto partners of the person who passed away to be shown on death certificates

If you have any questions about any of these changes and how it may affect you, please contact WGC.