- If you begin filling in the online application form and want to save it to complete later, you're able to resume your application.
- You can check the status of your application online.
- You can find out how much a new birth certificate will cost on the Births, Deaths & Marriages website
- If the birth occurred 100 or more years ago and you don't need a certificate for official use, you can Order a Family History Certificate.
- Make sure that the copies of the documents you have scanned or photographed are clear and easy to read. The file types can be TIFs, JPGs or PDFs.
- When your application form and payment are received, you'll be sent a tax invoice to the email address you provided. You also have the option to print the summary page, or your entire application form.
- Your certificate will be mailed using registered post – you can't get a certificate from a service centre.
- Turnaround times commence when applications are received in full compliance with Registry requirements, and exclude delivery time.
- If you change your mind, or decide the certificate is no longer required, your application fee will not be refunded.
- If you'd like your certificate to be faxed to an Australian passport office, consulate or embassy, you'll need to request that at the same time as your application, as stand alone requests are not accepted. Please include a request letter if mailing your application. There is an additional payment attached to this request.
- Make sure that you indicate which destination office you want the certificate faxed to.
- Certificates are not faxed to foreign embassies, work fax numbers or personal fax numbers.
This information is being collected by the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages for the purpose of assessing your application for a birth certificate.
Service NSW does not collect or maintain any personal information in relation to this transaction.
For further information on how your personal information is handled, please visit Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages.