If you've recently given birth in NSW, you'll need to register your newborn with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. You can mail the Birth Registration Statement (BRS), or visit a service centre and lodge it in person. All births must be registered within 60 days of the child being born.Locate a service centre
Register a birth
- the Birth Registration Statement (supplied to you by the hospital, doctor or midwife)
- 3 forms of identification (as specified on the Birth Registration Statement) 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 which can be obtained from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages on 13 77 88
- this notice will need to be 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
- There's no fee for registering a birth.
- If you've misplaced the birth registration form, 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.Locate a service centre