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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Artist Lucy Wang on creating the Commemorative Birth Certificate for the Year of the Dragon

Year of the Dragon takes flight

Proud NSW parents celebrating the 2024 Lunar New Year with a newborn can now recognise their good fortune and baby’s fighting spirit with a unique ‘Year of the Dragon’ Chinese Zodiac Commemorative Birth Certificate.

Designed by artist Lucy Wang, the certificate depicts the Dragon made up of golden hues, rising above the cliffs on the south coast of NSW.

The Dragon is one of the most sought-after Chinese Zodiac signs, representing luck, strength, and wealth and is a fitting honour for anyone lucky enough to be born or adopted during this powerful Lunar Year.

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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.

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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: $44
  • package that includes an official birth certificate and a commemorative certificate. Cost only $95

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 cover.

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

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5 commemorative certificates for the Year of the Dragon, displayed flat out in a fan

Lunar New Year

Australian/Chinese contemporary oriental brush painter, Lucy Wang, has created these beautiful designs to celebrate children born on different years of the Chinese Zodiac.

Commemorative designs are available for more than a decade, covering Lunar Years 2020 - 2031.

See all Lunar Year designs

Three commemorative birth certificates featuring Bluey and the Heeler family


Bluey House - Featuring the scene of many of the show's most iconic moments, the first certificate shows Bluey and her family outside their quintessential Queenslander home. 

Bluey Road Trip - Embarking on the great Aussie road trip, the Heeler family pause for a holiday snap while driving through the sweeping hills and farmland on the scenic drive between Queensland and New South Wales.

Bluey Beach - Bluey and younger sister Bingo build a sandcastle while enjoying a day at the beach. 

See all Bluey designs

Commemorative birth certificates featuring Australian flora and fauna, a Ken Done design and Blinky Bill

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

Commemorative birth certificates featuring May Gibbs designs

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.

Boronia Baby – 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.

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

May Gibbs Flora and Fauna – Features a number of illustrations from May Gibbs which playfully celebrate Australia's flora and fauna.   See all May Gibbs 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

Commemorative birth certificates featuring blue and pink handprints

Baby handprints

Available in blue or pink, 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

A commemorative birth certificate celebrating rainbow families

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.

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

Commemorative birth certificates of the Wallabies and Wallaroos rugby union teams

Rugby Union

The Wallabies & Wallaroos - 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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