stillbirth is registered as a birth. You may apply for a birth certificate if the stillbirth occurred in NSW. Fees and charges apply.
early pregnancy loss is not registered as a birth or death. You may apply for Recognition of early pregnancy loss if the loss occurred in NSW;
before 20 weeks gestation, or if weeks are unknown;
your baby weighed less than 400g. No fees or charges apply.
If the stillbirth or early pregnancy loss occurred outside NSW, please see:
Other Registries & links
You can apply for a certificate if the birth occurred in NSW.
Apply online for a Birth Certificate
Apply by post, or in person.
A stillbirth is not registered as a death, and therefore the Registry cannot issue a death certificate. Laws for registering stillbirths have changed many times over the years. At times, stillborn babies have been registered as a birth, a death, or both.
You can apply for recognition if the loss occurred in NSW.
Apply by post for Recognition of early pregnancy loss
Check turnaround times (standard certificates)
You can use this application form to apply to recognise your loss if the loss occurred before 20 weeks, or if weeks are unknown, your baby weighed less than 400g.
There is no time limit for applying for these certificates, however it is your responsibility to obtain supporting documentation for deliveries under 20 weeks gestation.
Can I commemorate our family's early pregnancy loss?
You are eligible if: