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    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:

    • can be purchased as a package with a standard birth certificate
    • are also available to purchase on their own
    • are presented in a framing size of 279mm x 355mm
    • are printed on archival paper, wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and packaged in a protective cylinder
    • are for decorative purposes only and may not be accepted by organisations as proof of identity.

    Who can apply 

    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:

    • complete a Letter of Authority [PDF 90kb], giving permission for you to apply
    • provide three forms of identification for yourself and the person you are applying for.

    Classic Australian designs

    Celebrate a birth with our classic Australian commemorative designs from Artist Ken Done, Author May Gibbs and childhood favourites Peppa Pig, Giggle & Hoot and more. 

     Peppa Pig Bike  Peppa Pig Family  Giggle & Hoot Star Giggle & Hoot Rainbow
     Fauna  Ken Done
     Handprint Pink 1  Handprint Pink 2  Handprint Pink 3  Handprint Pink 4

      Handprint Blue 1

     Handprint Blue 2

     Handprint Blue 3  Handprint Blue 4
     May Gibbs'
    Boronia Babies
      May Gibbs'
    Gumnut Babies
     May Gibbs' Snugglepot & Cuddlepie  Blinky Bill
     Be Blessed


     Amongst the Flowers

    NRL themed designs

    Pledge your Rugby League allegiance with our NRL commemorative birth certificates. We offer commemoratives for all 16 National Rugby League (NRL) teams.

    You can even have your Club membership number and year you joined the Club printed on the certificate – just fill in the relevant fields in the application process.

     Broncos  Bulldogs  Cowboys  Dragons


     Panthers  Rabbitohs
     Raiders  Roosters  Sea Eagles

      Wests Tigers

     Titans   Warriors

    State of Origin commemorative birth certificates

    Show your true colours with our State of Origin New South Wales and Queensland commemorative birth certificates.

     NSW  QLD


    ​Commemorative birth certificate on its own
    ​Commemorative birth certificate package
    (includes commemorative and 'official' standard birth certificate)


    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.

    ​Identification documents
    If born in Australia:

    • An Australian birth certificate
    Record of immigration status:

    • Citizenship certificate
    • New Zealand citizenship certificate together with passport
    • New Zealand birth certificate
    • Australia's driver's licence
    • Australian passport
    • Firearms licence
    • Foreign passport
    • Proof of age card
    • ​Medicare card
    • Centrelink or Department of Veterans Affairs card
    • Security/Crowd control licence
    • Tertiary education institution ID card
    • ​Recent utility account with current residential address (issued within last 3 months)

    Processing time

    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

    How to apply

    You can apply online, by post or in person.

    Apply online

    Download a birth certificate application [Fillable PDF 830kb]

    Apply in person