All babies born in Victoria need to be registered with us within 60 days.
Once the birth is registered, you can apply for your baby’s birth certificate.
Commemorative birth certificates
Celebrate your child’s birth in a unique and lasting way with a commemorative certificate designed by a local artist. Order one at the same time as you order your standard birth certificate.
Register a birth
Information about registering a birth in Victoria and submitting a Birth Registration Statement.
Naming your child
Naming your child is a very exciting time and generally you can choose any given name – as long as both parents agree on it. There are also some names that are prohibited by law.
Information about births by donor conception, self-insemination, surrogacy and IVF.
Information about grief support services and registering the stillbirth of a child.
How to register an adoption and apply for a birth certificate for your child.