Online birth registrations
Since Births, Deaths and Marriages introduced its convenient online birth registration system, our newest NSW residents are being registered faster than ever before.
More than 107,000 births – or 300 births a day – have been processed through the new system since its launch in April 2018, a 13.3 per cent increase from the previous year.
In January this year, parents were registering their newborns 21 days after birth compared to January 2018, where registrations were occurring roughly 89 days after birth.
Registering a birth helps parents to apply for a NSW birth certificate for their child, which is a key identity document required for passports, school enrolments, playing sport or, when they’re older, getting a driver’s licence or tax file number.
A child’s birth should be registered within 60 days.
Hospitals can provide you with information about this free process, or you can view our easy to use online form at www.bdm.nsw.gov.au.