How to apply for a relationship certificate
You can also apply for a relationship certificate by:
- printing a relationship certificate application form and sending the completed form to us by post
- in person at a Service Tasmania service centre
Who can apply for a relationship certificate
You can apply for your own relationship certificate. Other people who can apply are:
- a child of the couple
- an executor of their estate, administrator or trustee – evidence of authority must be provided
- someone with written authority or power of attorney – evidence of authority must be provided
Anyone can access a relationship record more than 75 years old.
Types of relationship certificates
Standard relationship certificate
Contains information submitted on the original registration application and is printed on official certificate paper.
Decorative relationship certificates
Decorative relationship certificates are printed on A4 size, superior quality paper, which makes them ideal for framing. The certificates are packaged in a protective cylinder. There are two types of decorative certificates available:
1. Issued after the registration is complete
This certificate uses information submitted on the original registration application and is available in two different designs. View decorative certificates
2. Ceremony issued certificate
After the Registrar has approved the application, this certificate is sent to a nominated person to be included in a ceremony. The registration date is nominated by the couple prior to the certificate being issued. This date can match the ceremony date, provided the ceremony takes place after the expiry of 28 days from when the application to register a Deed of Relationship was lodged. This is a requirement of the Relationships Act. The following information is completed on the day of the ceremony:
- Celebrant's Name
- Place of Ceremony
- Signature of Celebrant
- Signatures of Parties
- Signatures of Witnesses
This certificate is available in two different designs. View decorative certificates
Revocation of deed of relationship certificate
Once the 90 day period has lapsed after lodging your Application to Revoke a Registered Deed of Relationship, you can apply for a copy of the certificate noting the revocation.
This certificate is printed on official certificate paper.
Section 62 - Certificate of Legal Advice
Please note: The Section 62 - Certificate of Legal Advice is not required by Births, Deaths and Marriages when registering a Deed of Relationship. Please contact a solicitor for information about the Section 62.
How long will it take to get my certificate
Standard service – approximately 2 weeks. It can take longer during peak periods.
Priority service (additional fees apply) – If your application has been approved your certificate can be issued on the same day.
Your certificate will be sent by registered and/or express post.
If you lodge a priority application at one of the following Service Tasmania centres, it can be printed onsite, ready for you to collect.
Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Devonport, Huonville, Scottsdale and Sorell. Service Tasmania shop locations (external link).
When you apply at other Service Tasmania shops, online or by post the certificate will be sent by registered and/or express post.
If your priority application is received after 4.30pm (AEST) it will be processed the following business day and the certificate sent by mail.
Relationship registered interstate or overseas
If you need more details, contact us.