The Registry issues Replacement Change of
Name Certificates for changes of name which have been completed
in NSW after 1 April 1996.
If the change of name was registered in another state or
territory of Australia, please contact the relevant Registry
Office within that state or territory.
Before applying for a Replacement Change of Name Certificate,
you need to check if you can apply for it.
All Replacement Change of Name applications must be accompanied
by at least three forms of identification.
This ensures your privacy is maintained and that information
is only released to those who are entitled to it.
Who Can Apply
If you have already changed your name or your child's name and you require a replacement copy of the certificate, you can apply for a Replacement Change of Name Certificate.
If you are the parent of a child over the age of 18, you are entitled to the replacement certificate if you applied for the original change of name.
- Please provide at least three (3) forms of your identification with your application.
If you are not the person named on the certificate or you did not apply for the original change of name, you must satisfy one of the following conditions:
- Provide written authority AND identification from the person named on the certificate or one of their parents OR
- Show Power of Attorney relating to the person named on the certificate OR
- Be a solicitor/welfare group acting for the person named on the certificate.
Cost and Delivery
Download and complete the form below and then mail it to the Registry along with your identification.
NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages
GPO Box 30
SYDNEY NSW 2001
You can also deliver the completed application form in person to a Registry office, Country Courthouse or Government Access Centre.
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