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.

All our over the counter services are available at Service NSW centres.

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Online certificate ordering and online registrations systems unavailable

Online certificate ordering and online registrations systems unavailable

Due to scheduled maintenance, our online certificate ordering, birth registration system and family history services will be unavailable from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Sunday 21 July 2024

Valentine's Day at the Registry

Say 'I do' on the most romantic day of the year with the NSW Registry's special event package for Valentine's Day 2025.

For one day only, you can get married at the iconic Sydney Opera House or choose the modern elegance of our new harbourside Pyrmont Registry.

We will take care of all the legalities, provide you with a celebrant and special event styling at both venues.

Explore Sydney Opera House 

Explore Pyrmont Registry

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Find what you need quickly

Key products and programs

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Register your baby

Newborns must be registered with us in the first 60 days and the hospital does not do this for you. 

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What to know when getting married

Getting married is an important milestone in a relationship and can take a lot of planning. Use our guide to cover all the aspects of the marriage process.

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Family history search

Start your ancestry search for free. View NSW births, deaths and marriages records dating back to 1788. You can purchase copies for a fee.

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Community engagement

We partner with local organisations to attend community events, providing service support to those who need it most.

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Adoption certificates and searches

We provide a range of services for the adoption community including record searches, pre-adoption birth certificate and the new Integrated Birth Certificate.

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Business partners and eRegistry users

Access the portals you need as a Registry business partner or eRegistry user.

Who we are

Find out about how we work, our people and our organisational structure.

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Contact us via Service NSW

Phone:13 77 88
Phone from outside Australia:+61 2 8894 1555

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