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​Life events

Happy mother with newbornWhether you are having a child, getting married, changing your name or making plans for the future, information and resources are available for these significant life events.

The Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages can help with a range of services including registration and certificates for births, deaths, marriages, relationships, change of name and family history. It is also a leading provider of civil marriage ceremonies.

The NSW Trustee & Guardian's role is to act as an independent and impartial Executor, Administrator, Attorney and Trustee for the people of NSW and provide direct financial management services and authorisation and direction to private financial managers.

The Public Gu​ardian promotes the rights and interests of people with disabilities through the practice of guardianship, advocacy and education. The Public Guardian is a statutory official appointed by the Guardianship Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) or the Supreme Court under the Guardianship Act 1987.

In this section, you will find links to the most popular life event transactions and services provided by the Department of Justice.


Register a life event

Register your life events with the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Register a birth

Register a death

Registry locations

Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages

Registry wedding

Make your special day personal, elegant and affordable with a Registry wedding.

Family history

You can search our records online from as early as 1788.

Search family history

Manage your identity

Never give your personal details to people you don’t know: Safeguard your Identity  ​


Find information on what to do when someone dies without leaving a Will.

What is a Will?

Make a Will

Start your Will online

Wills FAQs

No will what to do?

Intestacy Referral Form​​