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NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages

The Registry was formed in 1856 to register life events in New South Wales accurately and securely for all time, ensuring their integrity and confidentiality.


Due to scheduled maintenance our online certificate ordering, birth registration system and online family history services are temporarily unavailable from 9:00am – 3:00pm on Sunday 1 November. 

COVID-19 information

  • Please use our online forms and we’ll post your certificate.
  • To lodge in person, visit your closest Service NSW service centre.
  • Use our Click & Collect service for urgent certificates. One person can pick up at a Registry Office in Chippendale or Parramatta.
  • Check the latest information for Registry weddings.

Start searching your family history

Start your ancestry research with free access to our records of births, marriages and deaths in NSW that date back to 1788.
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Get married at a Registry venue

Celebrate your special moment at one of our venues in Sydney. We offer affordable wedding options and look after all the legal requirements from ceremony to certificate.
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Register your newborn online

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

Adoption Legislation Amendment

In September 2020, the Adoption Legislation Amendment (Integrated Birth Certificates) Bill 2020 was introduced to NSW parliament. The Bill introduces Integrated Birth Certificates (IBCs) to NSW.  

An IBC is a new form of birth certificate that includes information about an adopted person’s parents and siblings at birth, as well as their parents and siblings after adoption.  

Given that the legislation is yet to be enacted, limited information about the changes is available at this time.  

Should you have any questions about the proposed IBC, you can speak with a staff member at the Department of Communities and Justice, Adoption and Permanency Services, by contacting the Open Adoption Hotline on 1800 003 227. 

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Service NSW Call Centre: 13 77 88 

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm (AEST)

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+61 2 8894 1555 

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