[Issued Thursday, 1 September 2016]
From 1 September 2017, when you order the $81 commemorative birth certificate package you receive a commemorative and a standard birth certificate (valued at $56) for official purposes. With each package, you have the option to add on further commemorative certificates at $25 each.
Make your selection on the birth certificate application when you apply. All commemorative birth certificates are printed on archival quality paper and come in a framing size of 279mm x 355mm. They are beautifully presented, wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and packaged in a protective cylinder.
A standard birth certificate is commonly used to help establish identity. Commemorative birth certificates do not contain security features and organisations may not accept them as a proof of identity document.
Have a look at all the designs below and when ready to apply, complete the online birth certificate application.
Parents of newborns will find a special "birth certificate application for a new birth" attached to the "Birth Registration Statement" supplied by the hospital, or midwife.
In 2016, Play School celebrated 50 years on air as the nation's most respected, trusted and longest-running children's series.
(Play School © ABC 2017)
Blinky Bill the movie was released in 2015, some 75 years since author and illustrator Dorothy Wall created the adventurous koala.
(Blinky Bill ® and © Flying Bark Productions)
Author and illustrator, May Gibbs has captured the hearts and imaginations of generations of Australians with her lovable bush characters and fairy-tale landscapes and in 2016 we celebrated 100 years since we were first introduced to her iconic gumnut babies.
When she died, May Gibbs bequeathed her works to The Northcott Society and Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Through her foresight, May Gibbs has helped thousands of Australian children with disability and their families.
For further information please visit
(May Gibbs © The Northcott Society and Cerebral Palsy Alliance 2017)
May Gibbs' Gumnut Babies
May Gibbs' Boronia Babies
The new refreshed range brings back ‘Handprint’ (Pink & Blue), along with 'Fauna' and the indigenous-themed 'Be Blessed' designs.
The Registry now offers commemorative birth certificates in all 16 National Rugby League (NRL) team designs.
Find out more about commemorative NRL birth certificates.