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About Us

Who we are  

We're an agency of the Department of Justice NSW and we administer the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act, 1995 and the Commonwealth Marriage Act, 1961.

Services we provide

  • Birth, death, marriage and relationship registrations
  • Issue of standard and commemorative birth and marriage certificates
  • Issue of death certificates
  • Issue of single status certificates
  • Relationship registration and certificates
  • Change of name registration and certificates
  • Civil marriage ceremonies
  • Family history research.

Our role

To register NSW life events accurately and securely for all time, ensuring their integrity and confidentiality. This includes the registration of births, deaths and marriages and official changes of name and sex.

We meet the varied and valid needs of our customers by providing a range of certificates, products and information services that help establish a range of legal entitlements.

We also provide data for planning and research to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Our purpose - our future 

The Registry touches the lives of customers who have experienced a life event in NSW. We are proud to deliver these essential public services and of our work in protecting the integrity of the registers, and security of the personal data we hold. Supporting law enforcement, we are a trusted service.

Our values​​​​

  • provide excellent service
  • demonstrate honesty and integrity
  • act professionally
  • communicate respectfully
  • be accountable

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