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    Registering your newborn is easy with our online registration form. Before you start filling in the birth registration form make sure you follow the steps below and have all the right information ready.

    Step 1: Agree on the baby's name

    Make sure you have agreed on the baby’s name. If you change the name after registering your baby an additional fee applies.

    Step 2: Get your ID documents ready

    You must provide three forms of current identification for each parent. You can choose to scan or take a clear photo of the three forms of ID you'll be using for both parents. Make sure each ID document is saved on your computer as a JPEG, PDF or TIFF file and that each file is less than 20MB in size.

    You'll be asked to upload these during the registration process.

    Identification

    You must provide at least 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.

    ​Category
    ​Identification documents
    1
    ​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
    ​2
    • ​Australian driver's licence
    • Australian passport
    • Firearms licence
    • Foreign passport
    • Proof of age card
    ​3
    • ​Medicare card
    • Centrelink or Department of Veterans Affairs card
    • Security/Crow control licence
    • Tertiary education institution ID card
    4
    • ​Recent utility account with current residential address (issued within last three months)


    Step 3: Read our privacy statement

    You will be asked to certify that you have read and understood our Privacy and disclosure of birth data & disclosure of information statement when registering your newborn.

    Download Privacy and disclosure of birth date & disclosure of information statement [PDF 55kb]

    Step 4: Purchasing a birth certificate?

    Registering a birth is free. You will need to have a credit or debit card ready if you wish to purchase a birth certificate once you've submitted the birth registration. 

    Step 5: Check you have everything ready

    Use the checklist below to confirm you have all the information required before you get started.

    Checklist

    • Email address of the person registering the baby
    • Contact details of each parent
    • Baby's full name
    • Date, time and place of baby's birth
    • Baby's birth weight in grams
    • Both parent's full names and place of birth
    • For both parents, their mother's surname at the time of her own birth
    • Occupation of both parents
    • Both parents' address during most of the pregnancy
    • Clearly readable scan or photo of three ID documents for both parents (JPEG, PDF or TIFF, maximum file size: 20MB)
    • If the parents are legally married, date and place of marriage
    • If there are an elder children from this relationships or a different relationship, details of those children (full names, date and place of birth)
    • Name, address and contact details of the parent(s) (one of whom has to be the applicant). Only one informant is required if only one parent is listed. 

    Step 6: Register your newborn

    You're now ready to register your baby. Please note, if you're using an outdated browser, you may not be able to access the registration form. Try using Google Chrome or Safari instead.

    Start the Online birth registration form