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 want 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.

Register the birth of your baby

Read about how to register the birth of your baby in your state or territory. These links will take you away from our site.

State or territory Resources
NSW Register a birth on the Services NSW website.
Vic Register a birth on the Victoria births, deaths and marriages website.
Qld Register a birth on the Queensland Government website.
SA Register a birth on SA.GOV.AU
WA Register a birth on WA.gov.au
Tas Register your newborn on the Tasmanian Government website.
NT Register a birth on NT.GOV.AU
ACT Birth registration on the Access Canberra website.

Page last updated: 7 June 2022