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How to register a Deed of Relationship

You will need to:

Note: If you are registering a Caring Relationship you must lodge with your Application, a Certificate of Legal Advice - Caring Relationship [PDF] (one certificate for each person).

This is to be completed by a legal practitioner.

The legal practitioner will advise each party of the legal effect of registering a caring relationship.

Lodge the application

By post

Applications must be forwarded to:

Births, Deaths and Marriages
30 Gordons Hill Road
Rosny Park  Tas  7018

In person

by appointment phone 1300 135 513.

Location: Births, Deaths and Marriages - 30 Gordons Hill Road, Rosny Park, Tas, 7018.

What happens after I lodge the application to register a Deed of Relationship?

The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages will consider the application and may request additional information from the applicants.

If the application is in order the Registrar will register the deed.

When will the Deed of Relationship be registered?

The deed cannot be registered until 28 days after the application has been lodged.  Until the deed is registered the Registrar may ask for additional information from the parties and either party may withdraw the application.

How to withdraw an application to Register a Deed of Relationship

You can withdraw your application to Register a Deed of Relationship at any time during the 28 day period between lodging your application and the registration being finalised by:

  • downloading and completing a Withdrawal of Application to Register a Deed of Relationship form from the forms page
  • providing appropriate identification

There is no fee for withdrawing your application. However, the original payment for lodging the Application to Register a Deed of Relationship is not refundable. If you wish to re-apply you will need to submit a new application.

Applications must be forwarded to:

Births, Deaths and Marriages,
30 Gordons Hill Road
Rosny Park, Tas, 7018 or

lodged in person by at 30 Gordons Hill Road, Rosny, Tasmania.

Please Note:  If lodging the application in person, you will need to make an appointment - ph: 1300 135 513.



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