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Apply online here

Once a life event is registered, you can apply online for a certificate. Our system is device-friendly, fully integrated, safe and secure. Please ensure you are using the latest versions of Internet Explorer; Chrome or Firefox. 

Apply by post

You can print off an application form to fill out and mail in. We cannot accept forms or ID by fax or email.

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​Application forms


Birth certificate application [Fillable PDF 830kb]
Apply to add a parent to a birth [Fillable PDF 550kb]
Recognition of early pregnancy loss [Fillable PDF 110kb]


Death certificate application [Fillable PDF 560kb]
Section 50 Search application [Fillable PDF 400kb]


Marriage certificate application [Fillable PDF 1.4Mb]
Single Status certificate application [Fillable PDF 430kb]
Notice of intended marriage [Fillable PDF 100kb] 


Apply to register a relationship [Fillable PDF 670kb]
Apply to revoke a relationship [PDF 350kb]
Withdraw application revoke a relationship [PDF 340kb]
Apply for relationship certificate [Fillable PDF 380kb]

Change of Name

Change of Name for an Adult [Fillable PDF 1.4Mb]
Change of Name for a Child [Fillable PDF 950kb] 
Change of Name - Replacement [Fillable PDF 420kb]


Apply to correct an entry [Fillable PDF 275kb]
Apply to record a change of sex [PDF 690kb] 
Apply for a recognised details certificate [PDF 840kb]

​Other forms

Family history postal applications [PDF 260kb]
Letter of Authority, giving permission to apply [PDF 90kb]
Request for original registration form [PDF 190kb]
Statutory Declaration - Oaths Act 1900, NSW [PDF 20kb]
Credit card authorisation [PDF 540kb]

Apply in person

Fees for Products and Services

Certificates are distributed by registered post when you apply by post, online or in person with a Registry agent. The fee for Postage & Handling ($9 including GST) is already added into prices below.

  • Fee for International Registered Post: add $9.
  • Fee to fax information to a Passports office: add $42.
  • Fee for each additional search of up to 10 years: add $43.
  • Fee for Priority processing of certificate application: add $26.
  • Credit card surcharge: 1.4% for AMEX and 0.4% for Mastercard or Visa.

Fees effective from 1 September 2017


Standard certificates: Birth, Death, Marriage, Relationship, Replace Change of Name.


Commemorative Package: includes 1 standard and 1 Commemorative (add $25 for extra Commemorative certificate).


Change of Name: Fee includes registration and certificate. Add $51 if Priority processing for registration and certificate is required.

Single Status certificate: click for table of fees
Section 50 Search: includes initial 10 year search and certificate.

Family History certificates with registration number: Births over 100 years; Deaths over 30 years; Marriages over 50 years.


Family History certificates without registration number: includes 10 year search.


Adding or Removing Parent information: add $56 for a certificate.


Birth Record of an Adopted Person: for fees refer to Adoptions


Recording a Change of Sex: includes registration and certificate.


Relationship Registration: includes registration and certificate. Add $39 if you require a letter confirming you have lodged an application.


Revocation of Relationship: add $56 if a certificate is required.


Registry Wedding, Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:00pm. Fee includes Lodge Notice; ceremony; standard marriage certificate.


​Registry Wedding, Special arrangement: Friday 6pm to 8pm, or weekend. Fee includes Lodge Notice; ceremony; standard marriage certificate.


Registry Wedding: Lodge Notice of Intended Marriage only.


Our turnaround times

Processing begins when we have received your complete and correct application including required copies of identification.

Certificates are distributed by registered post when you apply by post, online or with Registry agents. Regular post takes up to 6 working days (included in times below) or - check international post.

Certificates can be collected in person when you lodge at a Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages Office. Commemorative certificates are delivered by mail only.

Turnaround times in working days



Certificate applications (for registered life events) 

In person
(Sydney or Parramatta) Priority birth, death, marriage, replace a change of name. Or - Priority Single Status (2 days); Section 50 (1 day).
Via online

Mail in

​Registry agents
Birth certificate application sent with birth registration
​Via online 
In person at the Registry (Sydney or Parramatta)
Mail in
Registry agents
Commemorative certificate
In person
​Via online
​Mail in
Registry agents​30

Marriage certificate for newly weds

Marriage certificate for newly weds
Death certificate for a recent death (within two months)
Death certificate for a recent death
Relationships certificate

Original lodgement

Revocation certificate
​Revocation certificate
Correction of a certificate
​Correction of a certificate
Change of name registration and certificate
​In person (Certificates are posted for this service)
​Mail in
​Registry agents
Family history

​Mail in
​Via online - email 
​Via online - postage
​Registry agent
​In person

We protect your privacy

Please read and complete all information on the application, and attach the required copies of identification. Incomplete applications cause delays and may be returned or refused.

To protect your privacy, the Registry requires proof of your identity. By applying, you give consent to the release of the information provided by you, to those agencies who may be able to validate it. Find out more at Access to information: Your Right to Privacy policy.