Transgender Day of Visibility 2022

Thursday 31 March

Thursday 31 March is International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV), a day dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions of transgender and gender diverse people around the world, whilst also raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done to eliminate discrimination and other barriers to inclusion within all aspects of society.

For the University of Melbourne, TDoV is an opportunity to celebrate the important contributions made by transgender and gender diverse people at the University, and reaffirm our commitment to ensure that everyone can feel welcome, valued and respected at the University.

The University has a number of resources available to support inclusion for transgender and gender diverse members of our community. These include:

Gender affirmation at the University

The University has recently appointed a Senior Advisor (Gender Affirmation) within the Safer Community Program. The role of the Senior Advisor is to support to the University’s transgender and gender diverse (TGD) community and provide specialist support and advice for TGD people who wish to affirm their gender at the University.

Secondary consultation is also available to University staff, seeking guidance around gender affirmation and other gender diversity matters.

To find out more or to access support, please contact

Gender Affirmation Policy

The University’s Gender Affirmation Policy outlines the key principles to help build a safe, inclusive and respectful culture for all transgender and gender diverse members of our community. It also outlines a process for gender affirmation at the University.

Pride in Action Network

The University’s network for LGBTIQA+ students and staff, their allies and supporters. It aims to foster an inclusive and supportive workplace and learning environment. See the Network’s dedicated Trans and Gender Diverse resource page here .

LGBTIQA+ Action Plan

Work is currently underway to develop the University’s first LGBTIQA+ Action Plan which will outline a multi-year approach to deliver initiatives which best support inclusion for LGBTIQA+ staff and students at the University.

Transgender Day of Visibility message

University of Melbourne leaders recorded a message on International Transgender Day of Visibility in 2021. See how they express their commitment to the recognition and inclusion of all TGD students and staff at the University.