Parenting

You can register your baby’s birth online if you live in these Australian states

Registering the birth of your new born baby can come with inundated paper work, something you may not want to focus on when all you want to do is stare at your beautiful little newborn.

Now, some Australian states are going online.

Keep reading to find out how to register your newborn online in each state.

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Register your baby’s birth online

These states offer online birth registry:

NSW

  1. Mutual consent on your baby’s name.
  2. There are 3 types of ID you and your partner will need to include.
  3. If you want a birth certificate it’s going to cost you. Cue the discussion.

Register online here.

QLD

  1. You simply need to provide 2 forms of specific ID.

Register online here.

SA

  1. Date and place of your child’s birth
  2. How much your baby weighed at birth (see Birth Registration Statement
  3. Doctor or midwife (see Birth Registration Statement)
  4. Birth mother
  5. Father or co-parent
  6. The parents’ marriage (if appropriate)
  7. Previous children.

Register online here.

Other states and what to do:

VIC

  1. Complete a Birth Registration Statement (given to you at the hospital).
  2. Submit to Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria.
  3. Do within 60 days of the baby’s birth.

TAS

  1. Complete a Birth Registration Statement (given to you at the hospital).
  2. Submit to Registry Office.
  3. Do within 60 days of the baby’s birth.

ACT

  1. Complete a Birth Registration Statement (given to you at the hospital).
  2. Do within 6 months of the baby’s birth.

NT

  1. Complete a Birth Registration Statement (given to you at the hospital).
  2. Provide all of the following information:
  • the baby’s name
  • sex of the baby
  • whether the baby is a multiple birth
  • date and place of birth
  • parents’ details and previous children details
  • a postal address
  • your signature – this must be witnessed by a person over 18 years old.

WA

  1. Complete a Birth Registration Statement (given to you at the hospital).
  2. Post to the Registry.

Preparing for your upcoming birth? Download our FREE Birth Plan and Healthy Pregnancy Eating and Exercise Guide? Get it here.

After all, a birth plan is a simple way of communicating your wishes to your caregiver about the kind of labour you would like to have, and what you definitely hope to avoid.

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