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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 providing an email address and mobile number, you consent to the use of that email address and mobile number for RBDM to provide you with an electronic copy of the information provided and for contact via SMS and email that relates to this application.

  • *Was your child born in Queensland?
  • *Have you already filled in the register a birth and apply for a certificate application form online?
    (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 to 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)

You are not eligible

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/ )

Do not complete this form

If you have already used this form and selected 'Confirm', your child's birth is already automatically in our database. We will not process another registration for your child.

To fix any incorrect details submitted before, contact us on 13 QGOV (13 74 68)( tel:137468 ) or m-bdm-online-birth-registration@justice.qld.gov.au

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 sex" 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
If the family name at mother's birth is the same as her current family name, enter it again.
  • *Is the mother able to sign the form?
    For example, if the mother's whereabouts is unknown please select 'No'.
  • *Is the mother of Aboriginal origin?
  • *Is the mother of Torres Strait Islander origin?
  • *Do you know the name and details of the father/parent?
  • *Is the father/parent able to sign the form?

Depending on the circumstance, please be aware we will try to contact the father/parent to obtain their details.

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 spouse or 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?
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
      • *Alive, Since Died, or Stillborn
    • Child number 2
      • *Alive, Since Died, or Stillborn
    • Child number 3
      • *Alive, Since Died, or Stillborn
    • Child number 4
      • *Alive, Since Died, or Stillborn
    • Child number 5
      • *Alive, Since Died, or Stillborn
    • Child number 6
      • *Alive, Since Died, or Stillborn
    • Child number 7
      • *Alive, Since Died, or Stillborn
    • Child number 8
      • *Alive, Since Died, or Stillborn
    • Child number 9
      • *Alive, Since Died, or Stillborn
    • Child number 10
      • *Alive, Since Died, or Stillborn
    • Child number 11
      • *Alive, Since Died, or Stillborn
    • Child number 12
      • *Alive, Since Died, or Stillborn
    How did you hear about this service?
    • *Select the most relevant option
    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 mother or father/parent of the child?
    • *Who is applying to register the birth of the child?

    Choose from the following designs

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    Delivery details
    • *Where would you like your certificates delivered?

    Privacy notice

    The Department of Justice and Attorney-General is collecting your personal information for the purpose of processing your birth registration application under section 9 of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003, Surrogacy Act 2010 and Relationships Act 2011. The information on this form may be provided to law enforcement agencies and to government and nongovernment agencies for verification of the data. Access to this information or a certificate may be granted to any person who has adequate reason to obtain it, or who meets the requirements of the access policy. To obtain details about the access policy and rights of access to this information contact the registry on 13 QGOV (13 74 68)( tel:137468 ). For general information about the registry visit www.qld.gov.au/rbdm.
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    We have moved

    The Brisbane Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages is now located at Level 32, 180 Ann Street, Brisbane. All our other contact details are the same. We look forward to seeing you at our new location.

    Brisbane registry contact details

    In person

    Located at Level 32, 180 Ann Street, Brisbane

    Opening hours:

    • Monday–Friday: 8.30am–4.30pm

    Online

    Email bdm-mail@justice.qld.gov.au ( mailto:bdm-mail@justice.qld.gov.au ),
    these enquiries are replied to within 2 business days.

    By phone

    Local call* 13 QGOV (13 74 68) ( tel:137468 )
    International +61 7 3405 0985 ( tel:61734050985 ) (+10 hours UTC)

    (Phone lines open Monday–Friday, 8.30am–4.30pm)

    *Costs may be higher from mobile phones and interstate.

    Last updated
    7 December 2016

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