You can apply for a certificate if the birth occurred in NSW.
Birth certificate online
Apply by post, or in person
A standard birth certificate is an official certified copy of the registration data held by the Registry, and is commonly used to help establish a person's identity. More information:
Standard birth certificate. Add $26 for Priority processing.
Commemorative package: includes standard certificate. Add $26 for Priority processing.
All certificates are distributed through Registered Post (except Family History) and include postage and handling. However, this does not ensure next day delivery.
New birth: Priority processing is not available for a certificate for a new birth.
are the person named on the certificate or a parent of the person, please provide:
are not the person named on the certificate or their parent, you must satisfy
one of the following conditions:
Be a solicitor/welfare group acting for the person named on the certificate: solicitors applying for certificates on behalf of clients.
To protect your privacy, the Registry requires proof of your identity. All certificate applications must be accompanied by ID.
If you DO meet the above criteria, please provide:
If you DON'T meet the above criteria, please provide:
Please provide at least three forms of ID, one of each from Categories 1, 2 and 3. If you are unable to provide ID from Categories 1 and 2, you must still provide at least three forms of ID. At least two of these must be from Category 3.
If you are unable to comply with these requirements, please contact us for further advice.
If born in Australia:
Record of immigration status: