Registry offices closed - delays expected
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we have closed our Registry offices and there will be a delay in our regular 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.
Scheduled maintenance: Our online system for certificates will be down for maintenance from 5pm 16 October to 2pm 17 October.
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Choose from our online services - it's the fastest way to apply.
You can have your certificate sent by registered mail to your home with an optional priority service available. Alternatively contact the registry.
Important: Do not laminate your certificates. Identity documents must be kept in their original state to be accepted by Government agencies.
Register your baby within 60 days of the birth. It's free and the hospital doesn’t do it for you. After you register your baby, you can apply for a birth certificate.
Marriage and relationships
Apply for a marriage certificate or plan your wedding ceremony at one of our welcoming venues.
Family history search
Start searching your ancestry with free access to our records. Check early church baptisms, burials and weddings from 1788 and official government records from 1856.
A funeral director will normally register a death and apply for a death certificate on your behalf.
Name changes and corrections
Request changes or corrections to the information on a registration or certificate issued by the Registry.
Depending on your request, you may need to complete one or more of these forms as part of your application.
Post your completed form (see form for address) and proof of identity to Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages or visit your nearest Service NSW centre.
Online services guides
Step-by-step guides to help you when you are using our online services.