From 1 July 2016 a surcharge applies to all credit card payments to the NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages to recoup merchant interchange fees.
The NSW Government requires all agencies to recoup these fees through surcharging when payments are accepted using credit cards.
The following surcharge rates apply to the different types of credit cards accepted by us. Surcharge rates are based on cost-recovery only.
A surcharge is not payable to other methods of payment including cheque, money order, cash and eftpos payments accepted using ATM cards issued by banks and other deposit taking institutions.
We have a variety of fees for products and services payable for different application types, and it is not possible to show all the surcharge amounts. To calculate exactly how much you will need to pay when using a credit card, use the following method:
Merchant interchange fees are incurred by government agencies when they accept credit card payments from the public or customers. All NSW Government agencies are required to impose surcharges to recoup the merchant interchange fees incurred when accepting credit card payments from the public or customers. Surcharge rates are based on cost-recovery only.
More information: NSW Treasury Circular 12/13 [PDF 100kb]