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We were formed
in 1856 to establish and maintain registers necessary for the
purposes of accurately recording Births, Deaths and Marriages in our State (today, via the Births Deaths and Marriages
Registration Act 1995 and the Relationships Register Act 2010). We are an agency within the NSW Department of Customer Service.
To register life events in New South Wales accurately and securely for all time, ensuring their integrity and confidentiality. This includes the registration of births, deaths and marriages and official changes of name and sex.
We meet the varied and valid needs of our customers by providing a range of certificates, products and information services that help establish a range of legal entitlements.
We also provide data for planning and research to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The Registry touches the lives of customers who have experienced a life event in NSW. We are proud to deliver these essential public services and of our work in protecting the integrity of the registers, and security of the personal data we hold in delivering these essential public services. Supporting law enforcement, we are a trusted service.
We're here to make it easier for you to access Registry services and products.
Our staff are ready to assist people living with disabilities. Please contact us if you have any enquiries.
If you would like to speak to a staff member in your chosen language, or connect with interpreter services see
Translating and interpreting services.