The Attorney General’s guidelines on the recognition of sex and gender recognise that individuals may identify and be recognised within the community as:
- a gender other than the sex (male or female) they were assigned at birth/infancy, or
- an indeterminate sex and/or gender.
The guidelines standardise the way the Australian government collects and uses sex/gender information. We no longer ask for the taxpayer’s sex on page 1 of the form. The Spouse details section now asks for gender and provides three options to select from. This item has been retained for administrative purposes.