Support for Gender Affirmation

Professor Harvey is a member of AusPATH the Australian Professional Association for Trans Health and offers supportive care and WPATH support letters for patients seeking gender-affirmative surgical treatment.

He is happy to see you whether you are transgender, non-binary or any other identified gender and are seeking support to access treatment to reduce feelings of gender incongruity/gender dysphoria.

Pathways to gender transition, or simply feeling comfortable about yourself are complex and confusing, particularly if you are just starting this journey. Prof Harvey recommends the following resources:

  1. The AusPATH provider directory

  2. TransHUB- helpful and supportive information and resources (aimed at NSW, but lots of useful general information)

A GP Referral is needed, once you have this, simply register as a new patient via the Appointments menu.

The fee for a single consultation is $539.90. You will recieve a Medicare rebate of $444.90 resulting in an out of pocket charge of $95.  For patients in financial hardship I offer an option to pay only the out of pocket. Medicare will then send you a cheque for the balance to forward to me. For patients in  Rural/Regional/Remote area (MM2-7 (a)): Consultations are bulk billed.

If you are seeking access to gender-affirming hormone treatment we recommend that you see a supportive GP who offers hormone treatment via an informed consent model where no psychiatrist involvement is needed. See the AusPATH directory above.

Prof Harvey offers priority appointments for people seeking WPATH support letters. He can generally see people at short notice. He is also happy to complete paperwork for early release of Super. A GP referral from your usual treating GP and a support letter from your current psychologist/therapist will be required before an appointment is offered.

Please note that we do not accept referrals from "Instant" or "online" referral services. Referrals must be from your usual treating GP to ensure continuity of care.

If you are aged 16-18

Currently the situation for trans 16-18 year old's in Australia is complex.

Current laws (RE; Imogen) effectively means that the young person and BOTH parents must be involved in decisions regarding medically-affirming gender.

Professor Harvey is happy to see 16-18 year old's who have full adult capacity, and where both parents/legal guardians are unreservedly supportive of gender-affirming hormone treatment being commenced. 

Both biological/legal parents and/or legal guardians must attend all consultations. Both parents will also be required to supply signed consent forms confirming their consent for the young person to recieve gender-affirming hormone treatment. Surgical gender-affirming treatment is not allowed until the age of 18.

The young person must initiate the referral and consultation themself. I do not accept referrals where someone else (including a parent) is attempting to organise the consultation on behalf of the young person.

Unfortunately, due to the costs and time required, I am unable to assist with situations where the Family Court has to become involved.