Access to information

From 1 July 2010, the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (the GIPA Act) requires the Department's Business Centres to publish 'open access information' on their websites unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosing this information. Open access information includes policies and documents created by the Business Centre that are tabled in Parliament.

Listed below are the Registry's Policies and Tabled Documents.


Documents tabled in Parliament

The Registry currently has no documents tabled in Parliament.

Customer satisfaction

The Registry is committed to understanding the needs and expectations of its customers and provides various opportunities for customers to provide feedback and contribute to the development of its services.

We value your feedback all year round. Let us know what you are thinking at Feedback and complaints.

Accessing the Department's information

For information on how to apply for departmental release of information under the GIPA Act, 2009 please refer to the NSW Department of Justice website   

Type of information

  • Birth, death, marriage, change of name, relationships, and recognised details records of NSW.

How to ask

Apply to the GIPAA Officer:

Are there any restrictions?

  • Confidentiality and privacy rules apply to most records.
  • Fees apply for most applications.

Your right to information

For more about your right to information and new ways to access NSW government information visit:

Quality management

Our quality management system complies with ISO 9001:2015 requirements for the following scope (Birth /Death /Marriage /Relationship/ Change of Name) registration and amendment services; 
certificate production and distribution; client services, and stakeholder management.