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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.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you can register your newborn online.

Register online

ID documents need to be saved on your computer as JPEG, PDF or TIFF files, and each file must be less than 4MB in size.

Register online
  1. Check the eligibility requirements.
  2. Select the 'Register online' button.
  3. Complete the online form.
  4. Upload the required documentation.

If you don't wish to register online:

  1. Complete the Birth Registration Statement supplied to you by the hospital, doctor or midwife.
  2. Gather the required identification documents.
  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
Register online

You're not eligible to register online 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. In this instance, in addition to the 3 forms of identification for each parent, you'll 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. 
  • your child was born more than 60 days ago. In this instance you'll need to lodge a late registration.
Register online
  • it's free to register a birth
  • 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.

Register online

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

Source url: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/register-birth