The Registry's Indigenous Access Program regularly attend information days at various centres around NSW. The aim is to increase birth registration and assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in NSW to apply for certificates. Apart from proving your age, having a birth certificate makes it easier to access a range of services.
These include obtaining a driver's licence or passport, attendance at school, registering for organised sport, opening a bank account, or receiving social security benefits.
Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff help promote an acceptable system of administering and issuing birth certificates to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders around NSW.
The Registry provides a range of products and services which are important for a citizen's rights and entitlements. However, the Registry does not provide a certificate to confirm a person's Aboriginality. Please contact your
Local Aboriginal Land Council.
Members of the Stolen Generations may find it difficult to provide the usual identification documents to apply for products and services of the Registry. The Registry has a Memorandum of Understanding with LinkUp to assist clients.
People applying at the Registry who are affected by the Stolen Generations are given alternative methods to prove their identity and may be eligible for a fee waiver when lodging an application.
Please let us know if you would like your enquiry handled by an indigenous staff member when you