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.
- 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.
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.