Commemorative birth certificates

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

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Chinese Zodiac Birth Certificate - Year of the Rabbit


Year of the Rabbit

We are excited to launch the new Chinese Zodiac Year of the Rabbit commemorative birth certificates, featuring the artwork of Lucy Wang. Lucy, also known as Ru Xi, is an award-winning Australian-Chinese contemporary oriental brush artist, designer, art director and academic focusing on the intersection and amalgamation of traditional and digital arts.

The Rabbit is swift and cuddly and is a wood element animal within the Chinese Zodiac. 2023 is the year of the water rabbit; hence, it is placed within the NSW destination of the Blue Mountains and its majestic waterfalls. The scenic destinations portrayed are the Three Sisters in Katoomba and the Pool of Siloam in Leura.

How to order

Complete our online application form to order a birth certificate and select the decorative design of your choice.

It's a wonderful gift for parents, grandparents, godparents or relatives.

Order a birth certificate



About commemorative certificates

Purchase any time

Commemorative birth certificates can be purchased at any time, for people of any age born or adopted in NSW.

Single or package deal?

You have a choice to purchase:

  • single commemorative birth certificate. Cost: $41
  • package that includes an official birth certificate and a commemorative certificate. Cost only $87

Cost includes postage.

You can't order a commemorative certificate on its own for a new baby.

What you'll get

Our commemorative birth certificates are:

  • suitable for framing at 279mm x 355mm (that's a bit bigger than A4 paper
  • printed on archival paper and wrapped in acid-free tissue paper
  • sent to you in a protective cardboard cylinder.

Commemorative certificates are keepsakes and not official proof of identity documents.

Choose a design

BDM lunar new year commemorative birth certificates

Lunar New Year

Australian/Chinese contemporary oriental brush painter, Lucy Wang, has created these beautiful designs to celebrate the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Rabbit (2023) or Year of the Tiger (2022)

See all Lunar New Year designs

Rainbow family birth certificate

Rainbow family

The certificate features bright pride colours with genderless native animals as rainbow families enjoying themselves among iconic Sydney landmarks.

Sydney-based artist, illustrator and animator Monica Higgins (she/her) removed gender from the focus of the illustration to give our rainbow families the freedom to be seen as they wish to be.

$1 from the sale of each Rainbow commemorative birth certificate goes to Twenty10 incorporating Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service NSW, who work with people across Sydney and New South Wales who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, non-binary, intersex, questioning, queer, asexual and more (LGBTIQA+) people and others of diverse genders and sexualities, their families and communities.

Image of Wallaby and Wallaroo commemorative certificates

Rugby Union

The Wallaby’s & Wallaroo’s - Rugby union fans we’ve got you covered with Wallaby and Wallaroo designs for born supporters of Rugby Union. Official Rugby Australia approved product.

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Rugby leauge

Rugby League

NRL – Rugby fans we've got you covered with all 16 NRL clubs represented in these designs. Official NRL approved product.

State of Origin – Blues (NSW) and Maroons (QLD) designs are available for born supporters of Australian Rugby League. Copyright © State of Origin.

See all Rugby League certificates

Australian Classics

Australian Classics

Fauna – this beautiful design by Australian artist Lynne Muir has been a favourite for the last 20 years.

Ken Done – 'Sydney Harbour' is an original work by world-renowned Sydney artist Ken Done. Royalties from the sale of this certificate go to supporting UNICEF.

Blinky Bill – Dorothy Wall created this iconic Australian koala character in 1933. Ever since then Blinky Bill has been appearing in books, TV and films, and now he's popping up on this delightful certificate.

See all Australian classics certificates

Baby handprints

Baby handprints

Available in blue or pink, with a choice of skin tone, these certificates are a touching memento of a day to remember.

This design continues to be one of our most popular.

See all baby handprints certificates

May Gibbs

May Gibbs

May Gibbs (1877-1969) was an illustrator, artist and children's author best known for her gumnut babies creations, inspired by Australian bush flora. Royalties from sale of May Gibbs’ designs help fund the charities Cerebral Palsy Alliance and Northcott.

Gumnut Babies – Gibbs’ illustrations featuring the baby figures modelled on eucalypt buds and flowers first appeared in 1913.

Boronia Babies – In 1916 the book 'Gum blossom babies' was published, the beginning of the bush fantasy world that captured the imaginations of Australians for over a century.

Snugglepot & Cuddlepie – The most well known and widely recognised of the gumnut babies are the adventurous pair Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.

See all May Gibbs certificates

Peppa Pig and Giggle & Hoot

Peppa Pig and Giggle & Hoot

Peppa Pig – Much-loved children's TV character Peppa Pig adds her cheerful charm to these colourful certificates. Choose Peppa and George or the whole Pig family.

Giggle & Hoot – Feathered friends Hoot and Hootabelle from the Giggle and Hoot show bring brightness to these appealing certificate designs.

See all children characters certificates

Indigenous art commemorative birth certificates.

Indigenous art

These designs created by Indigenous artists are a wonderful way to celebrate a birth.

Melissa Greenwood - Ngarrwa (Give Birth) and Jagun (Birth Caves).

Dianne Ussher - 'Be Blessed'.

See all indigenous art certificates

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