Trans and Gender Diverse

UNSW recognises that trans and gender diverse people can face unique and complex challenges, and that a supportive work environment can play a central role in enhancing a staff member’s wellbeing. 

For many people experiencing gender affirmation, having their identity recognised at work is an integral part of living as their affirmed gender. What gender affirmation looks like for each trans and gender diverse person is unique and based on what is best for them.

In collaboration with trans and gender diverse students, staff, allies@UNSW and the University community, UNSW has developed these guidelines, which take a person-centred approach to gender affirmation.

These guidelines include respectful and inclusive language, tips on being a trans and gender diverse ally, terminology, legal rights, templates and processes and more!

Visit Resources to learn more about supporting trans and gender diverse inclusion, such as inclusive language and tips on using pronouns.

In collaboration with trans and gender diverse students, staff, Allies and the University community, UNSW has developed a Guideline which takes a person-centred approach to gender affirmation.

The roll-out of the gender inclusive (all-gendered) bathrooms at UNSW’s Paddington campus is part of our active commitment to create an inclusive and respectful campus for all students and staff.

Statement of support

28 April 2022

UNSW is unequivocally committed to creating a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, staff and visitors. We support everyone in our community and in the past week many have been shocked by the targeting of trans and gender diverse people in Australia

Read statement of support