New parents can now register the birth of their babies using an online registration system from Births, Deaths and Marriages. Hospitals will provide parents with information on how to register their newborn online before they are discharged.
Births must be registered within 60 days and birth certificates will continue to be provided in paper form.
Attorney General Mark Speakman said the new system will cut the time and effort required for new parents to obtain a birth certificate.
“The previous paper-based system used by the NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages relied on pen and ink, was subject to postal delays and extra time for back office data entry,” Mr Speakman said.
“This new easy to use process can be completed in around 20 minutes and new parents will receive their baby’s birth certificates up to two weeks earlier than the old stork-mail system.”
The new online system has been rolled out across NSW after a successful pilot in two hospitals.
Learn how to register a newborn baby online with Births Deaths & Marriages.