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Note: From 10 December 2018, orders received for commemorative certificates will not be posted until after 8 January 2019.
Capture the joy of a new birth or one from years ago with a commemorative birth certificate. Our commemorative birth certificates are a reflection of contemporary Australia with a range of designs to suit young and old.
Commemorative birth certificates:
You can apply for a commemorative birth certificate if you are the person named on the certificate or a parent of the person. You must provide at least three forms of identification with your application.
If you would like to purchase a commemorative birth certificate for a friend you must:
Celebrate a birth with our classic Australian commemorative designs from Artist Ken Done, Author May Gibbs and childhood favourites Play School, Bananas in Pyjamas and more.
Handprint Blue 1
Handprint Blue 2
NRL commemorative birth certificates
Pledge your Rugby League allegiance with our NRL commemorative birth certificates. We offer commemoratives for all 16 National Rugby League (NRL) teams.
State of Origin commemorative birth certificates
Show your true colours with our State of Origin New South Wales and Queensland commemorative birth certificates.
You must provide three forms of current ID, one of each from Categories 1, 2 and 3. If you're unable to provide ID from Categories 1 and 2, you must still provide at least three forms of ID. At least two of these must be from Category 3. If you're unable to comply with these requirements, please
contact us for further advice.
Processing begins when we have received your complete and correct application. Commemorative birth certificates are sent by parcel post from our printing agency and may take longer to arrive. Priority service is not available for commemorative birth certificates. Commemorative certificates cannot be collected in person from a Registry Office.
For detailed information about certificate turnaround time see Processing times.
You can apply online, by post or in person.
Download a birth certificate application [Fillable PDF 830kb]
Apply in person