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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.

NSW Trustee & Guardian are appointed by a court or tribunal to act as financial manager to over 11,000 people with disability that affects their capacity to make decisions. The organisation also delivers planning ahead services for people to make their Will, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship Appointments. In its trustee role, NSW Trustee & Guardian acts as an independent and impartial executor, administrator and/or trustee and attorney. 

The Public Guardian, through a court or tribunal appointment, makes health and lifestyle decisions for people with a decision making disability, while also promoting the rights and interests of people with disability.

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  ​