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Fill in the register a birth and apply for a certificate application form

You should use this application form to register a child or children born in Queensland—including stillborn children—carried in the womb for 20 weeks or weighing 400 grams or more.

It can take up to 20 minutes to complete this application form.

  1. Answer the questions below.
  2. Review your details.
  3. Pay for your birth certificate (by Visa or Mastercard).
  4. Finish your application.

Take care filling out this form because if you make a mistake you will need to pay to correct the registration information.

By using this online service and by providing a nominated email address, you consent to the use of that information for the purpose of BDM sending an electronic copy of your child’s completed birth registration form to that email address.

  • *Was your child born in Queensland?
  • *Have you previously sent us a registration for the birth of this child?
    (If you chose 'Yes' above)
  • *Do both parents consent to their details being provided to register the birth of your child? And do both parents agree on the name of the child?
    (If you chose 'No' above)
  • *Was your child born alive?
    (If you chose 'Yes' above)
  • *Was the gestation period longer than 20 weeks or the delivery weight over 400g?
    (If you chose 'No' above)

We can only register your child's birth if they were born in Queensland.

See a list of interstate and overseas registry offices ( http://www.qld.gov.au/law/births-deaths-marriages-and-divorces/birth-death-and-marriage-certificates/interstate-and-overseas-registry-offices/ )

If you have already sent us a registration for your child's birth, you should not complete this form. Please contact the Registry on
13 QGOV (13 74 68) ( tel:137468 )

Complete your application form Fill in the application form.
Details of the Child
    1. *
Birth details
  • *Sex
  • *Is this a multiple birth?
  • *State order of birth (numerical entry)
    If you chose 'Yes' above. For example, twins would read 1 of 2, or 2 of 2
    of
  • *Did birth occur in a hospital?
Birth notification information must be provided.
To finalise registration of your child’s birth, you will need to provide the registry with a letter with the following statement; "mother's full name" gave birth to a live "child's gender" at "address where birth occurred" on the "date of birth"; from either:
  • the Hospital Superintendent if the child was taken to a hospital within 24 hours of birth;
  • the midwife, if there was one present at the birth; or
  • your General Practitioner or Gynaecologist confirming the pregnancy and birth. In this case you will also need to provide a completed witnessed statutory declaration from the person (other than yourself) who was present at the birth, stating their details.
Person present at birthFor example, midwife, doctor, other person
Mother's details
Maiden Surname must be completed. The mother's maiden surname is the same as her surname or family name at the time of her birth.
  • *Is the mother of Aboriginal origin?
  • *Is the mother of Torres Strait Islander origin?
The child's father's or parent's details
    1. *
  • *Is this person being registered as the father or parent?
In relation to same sex parents completing the registration of birth for your child:

(a) the birth mother must be registered as the mother; and
(b) the birth mother's de facto partner must be registered as the parent.
  • *Are the father's/parent's address details the same as the mother's address details previously entered?
  • *Is the father/parent of Aboriginal origin?
  • *Is the father/parent of Torres Strait Islander origin?
Marriage or civil partnership details of child's parent (as at time of child's birth)
  • *Are the parents of the child married or in a civil partnership?
  • *If asked, can you show that the mother and father/parent shared the same home address between 44 weeks and 20 weeks before the child was born?
Previous children of this relationship
    • Do not include a child born of the same pregnancy as the child being registered.
    • Include legally adopted children.
    • Include children registered through court surrogacy parentage order.
    • *Are there previous children born to the mother and father/parent detailed on this application?
    • Child number 1
        • Enter the child's date of birth as dd/mm/yyyy
        • If the child is deceased enter "D"
        • If the child was not born alive enter "SB"
    • Child number 2
        • Enter the child's date of birth as dd/mm/yyyy
        • If the child is deceased enter "D"
        • If the child was not born alive enter "SB"
    • Child number 3
        • Enter the child's date of birth as dd/mm/yyyy
        • If the child is deceased enter "D"
        • If the child was not born alive enter "SB"
    • Child number 4
        • Enter the child's date of birth as dd/mm/yyyy
        • If the child is deceased enter "D"
        • If the child was not born alive enter "SB"
    • Child number 5
        • Enter the child's date of birth as dd/mm/yyyy
        • If the child is deceased enter "D"
        • If the child was not born alive enter "SB"
    • Child number 6
        • Enter the child's date of birth as dd/mm/yyyy
        • If the child is deceased enter "D"
        • If the child was not born alive enter "SB"
    • Child number 7
        • Enter the child's date of birth as dd/mm/yyyy
        • If the child is deceased enter "D"
        • If the child was not born alive enter "SB"
    • Child number 8
        • Enter the child's date of birth as dd/mm/yyyy
        • If the child is deceased enter "D"
        • If the child was not born alive enter "SB"
    • Child number 9
        • Enter the child's date of birth as dd/mm/yyyy
        • If the child is deceased enter "D"
        • If the child was not born alive enter "SB"
    • Child number 10
        • Enter the child's date of birth as dd/mm/yyyy
        • If the child is deceased enter "D"
        • If the child was not born alive enter "SB"
    • Child number 11
        • Enter the child's date of birth as dd/mm/yyyy
        • If the child is deceased enter "D"
        • If the child was not born alive enter "SB"
    • Child number 12
        • Enter the child's date of birth as dd/mm/yyyy
        • If the child is deceased enter "D"
        • If the child was not born alive enter "SB"
    Would you like to order a birth certificate?
    • *Are you the mother or father/parent of the child?
      (If you chose 'Yes' above)
    • *What type of birth certificate would you like to order?
      Commemorative certificates include a standard birth certificate
    Are you the the mother or father/parent of the child?
    • *Who is applying to register the birth of the child?
    (If you chose 'Commemorative certificate' above)
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    Birth certificate - standardStandard birth certificate

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