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.

If your baby was stillborn, we don’t need you to register their birth to claim a payment. However, the births deaths and marriages registry in your state or territory will need you to register their birth. The hospital won’t do this for you.

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 territoryResources
ACTBirth registration on the Access Canberra website.
NSWRegister a birth on the Services NSW website.
NTRegister a birth on NT.GOV.AU
QldRegister a birth on the Queensland Government website.
SARegister a birth on SA.GOV.AU
TasRegister your newborn on the Tasmanian Government website.
VicRegister a birth on the Victoria births, deaths and marriages website.
WARegister a birth on WA.gov.au
Page last updated: 29 April 2024.
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