Register your newborn online
Registering your newborn made easy: Parents in NSW can register their baby online.
On this page:
Before you start filling in the
birth registration form make sure you know the steps to follow and have all the right information ready.
Step 1: Agree on the baby's name
Make sure you have agreed on the baby’s name. If you change the name after registering the baby you’ll be charged an extra fee.
Step 2: Get your ID documents ready
Scan or take a clear photo of the
three forms of ID you’ll be using as identification for both parents. You’ll be asked to upload these during the registration process.
Make sure each ID document is saved on your computer as a
JPEG, PDF or TIFF file and that
each file is less than 4MB in size.
What ID do I need?
You must provide
three types of ID for each parent. You can provide:
Option 1: One type of ID from Category 1, plus one from Category 2, plus one from Category 3.
Option 2: Two types of ID from Category 3, plus one from any other Category.
Australian Birth Certificate
New Zealand Citizenship
Certificate together with Passport
New Zealand Birth Certificate
Australian Drivers Licence
Proof of Age Card
| Category 3|
Department of Veterans Affairs Card
Security/Crowd Control Licence
Tertiary Education Institution ID Card
Recent utility account with current residential address
If you don't have these documents, call
(02) 9035 6588 for help.
Step 3: Purchasing a birth certificate?
Registering a birth is free. However you will need to have a credit or debit card ready if you wish to purchase a birth certificate once you have submitted the birth registration.
Step 4: Check you have everything ready
Use this simple checklist to re-confirm that you have all the information you need before you get started.
The checklist is also available as an information brochure in 18 different languages.
Email address of the person registering the baby
Contact details of each parent
Baby’s full name
Date, time and place of baby’s birth
Baby’s birth weight in grams
Both parents’ full names and place of birth
For both parents, their mother’s surname at the time of her own birth
Occupation of both parents
Both parents’ address during most of the pregnancy
Clearly readable scan or photo of three ID documents for both parents (JPEG, PDF or TIFF, maximum file size: 4MB)
If the parents are legally married, date and place of marriage
If there are any other children from a different relationship, details of those children (full names, date and place of birth)
Name, address and contact details of the two informants (one of whom has to be the applicant)
Step 5: Register your newborn
You’re now ready to register your baby. Please note, if you're using an outdated browser, you may not be able to access the registration form. Try using a more modern one like Google Chrome or Safari instead.