The Gender Clinic is a state-wide specialist team of gender specialists providing assessment and individualised client centred care for trans, gender diverse and non-binary people. We also access ancillary services through key partnerships such as Endocrinology, Speech Pathology, Gender Affirming Surgery, Gynaecology, Fertility Preservation and more. Please check the About Us page to find out more.

Below is a guide on how to refer to the Gender Clinic.

Inclusion Criteria

17 Years or older

Resident of Victoria or Tasmania

Medicare or Private Health Insurance

Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident Visa

For referrals for patients under 17 years old please send to Royal Children’s Gender Service. We can also provide services to Asylum Seekers and to some border towns in NSW (eg Albury/Wodonga). If you are unsure whether your patient is eligible for services via Gender Clinic please contact us on (03) 9556 5216 or e-mail

Referral information required

Please e-mail or post a referral letter with the following information

Patient’s title, name and preferred pronoun

Date of Birth

Medicare Number

Contact with other service providers such as mental health

Patient’s contact details such as address, phone number and e-mail (where available)

Any interpreter needs and if so for which language

Diagnostic impression. Include a brief assessment of current functioning, co-morbidities and risk issues.

Gender Assessments are also available from Private Practitioners. Please see our List of Private Providers or go to the AUSPATH website for a list of private services.

A confirmation letter or email will be sent by our admin staff once a complete referral is received. Please note due to a high demand for our service there may be a waiting time of up to 12 months. Please discuss with your patient prior to sending your referral and consider whether a private practitioner is a better option. Gender Clinic staff will then contact your patient to arrange an intake assessment. A report detailing our findings will be sent to you outlining the next steps you can take with your patient.

Secondary Consultation

Gender Clinic provides secondary consultation to health professionals working with trans, gender diverse or non-binary patients. All health practitioners working with gender diverse people who have complex needs, who may have an atypical gender presentation and/or have complex physical and psychiatric co-morbidities can access this service. If you are interested in this service please contact Gender Clinic on the contact details above.

Guidelines, Education and Training

HealthPathway Melbourne

A referral guide for GP's in Melbourne

HealthPathway West

A referral pathway for GP's in Western Victoria

TGDNB Online Training Module

A training module teaching TGDNB inclusive practices for Health Professionals
A training module teaching TGDNB inclusive practices for Health Professionals

Other Links