Family and relationships

Family and relationships information


Apply for a marriage certificate or plan your wedding ceremony at one of our welcoming venues.

Family history search

Start your ancestry research for free. Access NSW births, deaths and marriages records dating back to 1788. 


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.

Coercive control

Know the signs of abuse

Coercive control is when someone repeatedly hurts, scares or isolates another person to control them. It can be hard to spot because it often starts slowly or builds up over time.

It can involve both physical and non-physical abuse.

Everyone’s experience is different, but there are some common behaviours to look out for.


A woman is surrounded by the warning signs of coercive control.
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