The Registry records details of legal adoptions finalised in NSW.
Adoption applications require complex and extensive searches therefore no exact time limit for processing these applications can be given.
Adoption Information UnitFamily and Community Services (FACS)Locked Bag 4001, Ashfield NSW 1800
Phone: 1300 799 023 (local call within Australia)Email:
You will need to apply for an Adoption Information Certificate (previously called a Supply Authority) for the following:
Adoption Information Certificate has been issued to you by FACS, you may then apply to the Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages for information on the adoption. Your application must include three forms of your identification along with the certificate fee.
Certificates are distributed through Registered post and prices below include postage and handling. Fee for International Registered Post: add $9.