Register the birth of your baby
You must register the birth of your baby. This is a requirement by the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry in your state or territory.
The hospital will give you a birth registration form. There's no cost for registering the birth of your newborn. When you do this, you may wish to purchase a birth certificate for your baby.
You must register the birth of your newborn child to get:
- Parental Leave Pay
- Dad and Partner Pay
- the Newborn Supplement component of Family Tax Benefit Part A.
Read more about registering the birth of your baby in your state or territory on Australia.gov.au
Page last updated: 6 September 2021
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