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.

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

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.

Register your baby

All births in NSW must be registered within 60 days of the birth.

Birth certificates

Your birth certificate is an important document that you can use as part of your proof of identity.

Commemorative birth certificates

Capture the joy of a new baby or celebrate a special birthday with one of our decorative birth certificate designs.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander births

When you register your new bub you get them off to the right start to take part in all kinds of activities throughout their life.

Certificates and searches for an adoption

How to request searches and certificates for an adopted person and their parents.

Popular baby names

Finding the right name to give to your baby can be fun and challenging. We hope our list of popular names helps you find the one that's just right for you.

Choosing a name

What you need to know about the names you can register in NSW.

Miscarriage, stillbirth and loss of a newborn

The death of a baby during pregnancy or soon after birth is a difficult time for parents and for the people close to them. We acknowledge the emotional hardship you face during this time.
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