An adult can register a change of their name if:
Parents can register a change of name for their child if:
Any person born outside Tasmania must supply a birth certificate. If born overseas you will also need to provide evidence of citizenship or permanent residency in Australia.
Consent of both parents is required to change a child's name. One parent can make application if they are the sole parent named in the registration of the child's birth. Where a parent's whereabouts are unknown or they refuse to consent to the change of name, a Court Order approving the change of name is required.
Change of name at marriage is done as a matter of custom not law. You can apply to the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the State in which your marriage occurred for an official marriage certificate as evidence of a name change.
Applicants will need to:
Please note: A child's consent is required if the child is aged 12 years and over. A signed consent form must accompany the Statutory Declaration for Change of Name application.
Following registration of a change of name the applicant will receive a Change of Name Certificate. If at a later date you need a replacement certificate application can be made by:
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