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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.

Registry offices – COVID update

From Wednesday 8 September wedding ceremonies will resume at our Chippendale registry. Our Parramatta registry will remain closed until future notice.

There will be a delay in our processing times. If you need a certificate urgently, use our online services and select ‘priority’.

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

Wedding capacity update

From Friday September 3, small weddings of up to 11 people can be held in NSW.

You can attend a  small wedding if you are the celebrant (or officiant), one of the two people getting married, one of the two necessary witnesses, you are recording the service, one of  5 guests.

There are other wedding rules depending on where you live. See the rules for Greater Sydneyareas of concern, and regional NSW.

Apply for certificates online

Save time by using our online service to order birth, marriage or death certificates. It's easy convenient, safe and secure.
Online services

Family history search

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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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

Apply online

Choose from our online services - it's the fastest way to apply.

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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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