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.

NSW weddings - COVID update

From 24 December 2021, capacity limits and vaccination status no longer apply to weddings in NSW however some of our micro wedding venues may still request that all customers are fully vaccinated.

For capacity limits at our wedding venues, see registry venues and micro wedding venues.

Registry offices – COVID update

Wedding ceremonies have resumed at our Chippendale and Parramatta registry offices.

The fastest and easiest way to apply for your certificate is online and it will be sent by registered mail to your home with an optional priority service.

Alternatively, contact us or visit your nearest Service NSW service centre.

We’re working hard to support our customers during this challenging time and thank you for your patience.

Online services
Save time by using our online service to order birth, marriage or death certificates. It's easy convenient, safe and secure.
Grandmother and young grand daughter looking through old family album
Start your ancestry research with free access to our records of births, deaths, and marriages in NSW that date back to 1788.
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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.
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.

Call us within Australia

Service NSW Call Centre: 13 77 88 

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

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If you can't call 1300 numbers, please call 

+61 2 8894 1555 

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