Register your newborn online

Registering your newborn made easy: Parents in NSW can register their baby online.

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Before you start filling in the birth registration form make sure you know the steps to follow 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 the baby you’ll be charged an extra fee.

Step 2: Get your ID documents ready

Scan or take a clear photo of the three forms of ID you’ll be using as identification for both parents. You’ll be asked to upload these during the registration process.

Make sure each ID document is saved on your computer as a JPEG, PDF or TIFF file and that each file is less than 4MB in size.

What ID do I need?

You must provide three types of ID for each parent. You can provide:

  • Option 1: One type of ID from Category 1, plus one from Category 2, plus one from Category 3.
  • Option 2: Two types of ID from Category 3, plus one from any other Category.

Identification categories

Category Types of ID
Category 1

​Australian Birth Certificate

Citizenship Certificate

New Zealand Citizenship Certificate together with Passport

New Zealand Birth Certificate

Category ​2

​Australian Drivers Licence

Australian Passport

Firearms Licence

Foreign Passport

Proof of Age Card

 Category 3

Medicare Card

Centrelink Card

Department of Veterans Affairs Card

Security/Crowd Control Licence

Tertiary Education Institution ID Card

Category 4

Recent utility account with current residential address

If you don't have these documents, call 13 77 88 for help.

Step 3: Read this privacy statement

You will be asked to certify that you have read and understood this when registering your newborn.

Privacy and Disclosure of birth data [PDF 60kb]

Step 4: Purchasing a birth certificate?

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

Step 5: Check you have everything ready

Use this simple checklist to re-confirm that you have all the information you need before you get started.

The checklist is also available as an information brochure in 18 different languages.


  • 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 parents’ 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: 4MB)
  • If the parents are legally married, date and place of marriage
  • If there are any other children from a different relationship, details of those children (full names, date and place of birth)
  • Name, address and contact details of the two informants (one of whom has to be the applicant)

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 a more modern one like Google Chrome or Safari instead.