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If you've recently given birth in NSW, you'll need to register your newborn with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. All births must be registered within 60 days of the child being born.

You can mail the Birth Registration Statement, or visit a service centre and lodge it in person.

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  • the Birth Registration Statement (BRS) supplied to you by the hospital, doctor or midwife
  • 3 forms of identification (as specified on the BRS) for each parent to be listed on the birth registration

If the birth was at home without a doctor or midwife present, and you didn't go to hospital or seek medical attention within 24 hours of the birth, you'll also need:

  • a Section 44 Notice:
    • obtainable from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages on 13 77 88
    • completed by 2 independent witnesses who saw the birth (not the parents of the child), or 2 people that can confirm the particulars of the birth. 
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  1. Complete the Birth Registration Statement.
  2. Make sure you have all the required documentation.
  3. Visit a service centre and lodge the information in person, or post it to:
    Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
    GPO Box 30
    Sydney NSW 2001
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  • There's no fee for registering a birth.
  • If you've misplaced the BRS, call Service NSW on 13 77 88.
  • If your child was born more than 60 days ago, you can lodge a late registration.
  • The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages keeps a permanent record of the registration so parents or children can obtain a birth certificate at any time.

To make sure that you have all the information and documentation you need to complete this transaction, please visit Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

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Need help?

We’re happy to help you with this transaction.

Feel free to call us on 13 77 88 or visit a service centre

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