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.

Page last updated: 25 May 2022