This section examines the law relating to same-sex and de facto relationships and families in Victoria in regards to having the same name, having children, rights and responsibilities, reproductive assistance, inheritance, registration of birth and financial matters.

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Rebecca Dahl

Partner, Nicholes Family Lawyers

Same-sex and de facto couples and families: Contacts

Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)
Social Services and Child Support Division:
Level 4, 15 William Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 1800 228 333
Web: www.aat.gov.au

Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria
Ground floor, 595 Collins Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 1300 369 367
Web: www.bdm.vic.gov.au

Council of Single Mothers and their Children
Level 1, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel (admin): 9654 0327
Tel (support line): 9654 0622; 1300 552 511 (rural callers)
Email: ceo@csmc.org.au
Web: www.csmc.org.au

Rainbow Families Victoria (RFV)
100 Drummond Street, Carlton Vic 3053
Email: rainbowfamiliescouncil@gmail.com
Web: https://pridecentre.org.au/resources/rainbow-families-victoria/

RFV is a community organisation that supports and promotes equality for parents, carers and prospective parents who identify as LGBTIQA+.

Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority
Level 30, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 8601 5250
Email: varta@varta.org.au
Web: www.varta.org.au

Victorian Pride Lobby
Tel: 0417 484 438
Email: info@vicpridelobby.org
Web: http://vicpridelobby.org

Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services
Assisted Reproductive Treatment Policy Manager
50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: 9096 8266
Email: gabrielle.davis@dhhs.vic.gov.au
Web: www2.health.vic.gov.au/hospitals-and-health-services/patient-care/perinatal-reproductive/assisted-reproduction

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