Name changes and corrections

Request changes or corrections to the information on a registration or certificate issued by the Registry.

Change your surname after marriage in Australia

Learn how to change your surname after marriage in Australia for free.

You can take your spouse's surname or add it to your own, without paying the fee for registering an official name change.

Change of name

We record official changes of name in NSW for adults and children (aged under 18 years). A name change includes amending any part of a name. 

Replace certificates after a change of name

If your change of name was completed in NSW after 1 April 1996, you can apply for a replacement certificate.

Correct an entry

Apply to correct an error on your certificate.

Add a parent to a birth registration

You can apply to add a parent’s details to a child’s birth registration that occurred in New South Wales. 

Change of sex

If you have had a sex affirmation procedure you can apply to register your sex as male, female or non-specific.

Notifying government organisations after a name change

A simple way to find all the information you need to update government agencies about your change of name.

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