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Registering your bub ensures he or she will be able to do things when they are older like take part in sporting events (birth certificates are needed), drive a car (apply for a driver's licence), or go overseas (get a passport).
We keep a permanent and confidential record of all births, deaths, marriages and changes of names in NSW. Once you register your child's birth with us certificates can be created and made available.
You must register your baby with us within 8 weeks of the birth. Once you register your baby you can choose to buy a birth certificate. If it's been more than 8 weeks since the child was born, you can still register online. If you're unsure about the process, places call us on
13 77 88.
register your bub online for free.
The hospital DOES provide all new mums with an information flyer called
Register your baby before they're 8 weeks old [PDF 1.4MB]. This explains all you need to know.
Our team is here to help, so you can phone
13 77 88 to yarn.
Speak to your local Aboriginal Medical Service, Local Aboriginal Land Council, Cultural Centre, Aboriginal Health Practitioner or community centre. Staff in hospitals and medical practices or your local Aboriginal Liaison Officer can give you information.
Our Indigenous Access Program regularly attends information days at various centres around NSW. Our program aims to increase birth registration and assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in NSW to apply for certificates.
Having a birth certificate proves your age and makes it easier to access a range of services.
These include school enrolment, obtaining a driver's licence or passport, registering for organised sport, opening a bank account, or receiving social security benefits.
We provide a range of products and services which are important for a citizen's rights and entitlements. We do not provide a certificate to confirm a person's Aboriginality.
Please contact your
Local Aboriginal Land Council
Members of the Stolen Generations may find it difficult to provide the usual identification documents to apply for products and services of the Registry. The Registry has a Memorandum of Understanding with LinkUp to help customers.People applying at the Registry who are affected by the Stolen Generations are given alternative methods to prove their identity and may be eligible for a fee waiver when lodging an application.
We're here to help. Please let us know if you would like your enquiry handled by an Indigenous staff member when you
Here's the booklet [PDF 1.25MB]
A3 size poster [PDF 350kb]
A2 size poster [PDF 460kb]
Order form [PDF 160kb]