Change of name certificates/deed polls (before the year 2000)

Change of name certificates

If you are changing your name after getting married in Tasmania you will need to apply for an official marriage certificate.

If you have married elsewhere in Australia you will need to apply to the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the State or Territory in which your marriage occurred for an official marriage certificate as evidence of a name change.

If you’ve registered a change of name and need a replacement certificate, you can:

Applying at Service Tasmania

You will need to:

Step 1

Check if you are eligible to apply

Step 2

Fill out a certificate application form

Step 3

Take your application form and original identification documents into a Service Tasmania shop (external link)

Step 4

Pay the fee with credit card or cash

Applying by post

You will need to:

Step 1

Fill out a certificate application form

Step 2

Get your identity documents certified (confirmed) as true copies of the original documents by one of the following:

Justice of the Peace (external link)

Commissioner for Declarations (external link)

Barrister or Solicitor

Notary Public  (external link)

Australian Embassy Officer or Australian Consulate Officer (external link)

Step 3

Pay the fee by completing credit card details on the application form or include a cheque or money order

Step 4

Send your application to:

Births, Deaths and Marriages Tasmania

30 Gordons Hill Road

Rosny Park   Tas   7018

Deed poll certificates (before the year 2000)

Deed polls are no longer registered by Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM).

Deed poll was used in Tasmania until November 2000 to change a person’s name.

If you changed your name by deed poll, you can get a copy of your deed poll certificate on BDM certificate paper (suitable for legal purposes).

To apply for a deed poll certificate, apply online or use the Change of Name Certificate Application Form.

To register a new change of name, see Register a Change Name.

Updated: 6th May 2020