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.

Website maintenance

Due to scheduled maintenance, our online certificate ordering, birth registration system and family history services will be intermittently unavailable on Sunday 26 March 2023 between 7:00am and 4:00pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Flood disaster relief - Birth, Marriage, Change of Name certificates

Customers impacted by a declared natural disaster can have their birth, marriage or change of name certificate replaced for free for a period of up to 6 months after the event. Apply at your  nearest Service NSW Centre or call 13 77 88 for more information.

Service NSW can also help you to replace certificates registered in other Australian states and territories or in New Zealand.  

Online services

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.
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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 by the Registry

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

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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Call us outside of Australia

If you can't call 1300 numbers, please call 

+61 2 8894 1555 

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