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How to Register your Relationship

Registering a relationship is a legal process that allows unmarried couples to have their relationship officially recognized by the government. It provides certain rights and responsibilities to the couple, similar to those enjoyed by married couples. Nevertheless, registering your relationship isn’t the same as getting married.

Step one

Apply Online

Each state and territory in Australia has its own laws regarding relationship registration. You’ll need to identify which legislation applies to your location. Have in mind that this is not possible in Western Australia and Northern Territory.

Once you identify the right portal, you must fulfil the Relationship Registration form. You will receive an email confirming your application with the instructions to continue the process.

New South Wales

NSW Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages is the institution in charge of relationship registration in New South Wales.

If you live in New South Wales, you can apply here >

South Australia

Births, Dates & Marriages is the institution in charge of relationships registration in South Australia.

If you live in South Australia, you can apply here > 

Victoria

Births, Dates & Marriages Victoria is the institution in charge of relationship registration in South Australia.

If you live in Victoria, you can apply here > 

Tasmania

Births, Dates & Marriages Tasmania is the institution in charge of relationship registration in Tasmania.

If you live in Tasmania, you can apply here > 

Step Two

Gather required documents

Gather any supporting documents needed for the application, which may include identification, proof of address, and evidence of your relationship (e.g., joint bank accounts, joint rental agreements, etc.). Here are some examples of the documents you might need:

Evidence of date and
place of birth

  • Australian or overseas birth certificate
  • Australian or overseas passport

Proof of your current residential address

  • Utility account (electricity, gas, water) with proof of payment (e.g. receipt)
  • Rates notice with proof of payment (e.g. receipt)
  • Current tenancy or lease agreement
  • Superannuation fund statement
  • Land valuation certificate
  • Home insurance paper with proof of payment (e.g. receipt)
  • ATO Notice of Assessment
  • Vehicle registration papers with proof of payment (e.g. receipt)
  • Bond lodgement notice
  • Housing rental ledger
  • Centrelink payment advice
  • Centrelink ledger, with address history

Link between photo and
signature

  • Australian or overseas driver’s licence
  • Australian or overseas passport
  • Australian firearms licence
  • Photo card issued by a government agency

Evidence of operation in
the community

  • Medicare card
  • Private health care card
  • Credit/debit card or ATM card
  • Centrelink card
  • Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs card
  • Australian security guard licence or crowd control licence
  • School or tertiary identity card
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate
  • Visa status from the Department of Home Affairs
Step Three

Complete the application

Fill out the registration application form accurately and thoroughly. Be sure to follow the instructions provided by the relevant authority. You might need to take the printed statutory declarations, the photocopies, and originals of each document/any evidence of previous relationships to approved witnesses and ask them to witness your statutory declarations/certify.

Some jurisdictions may charge a fee for registering your relationship. Ensure you pay the required fee as specified in the application guidelines. Once you have completed the application and gathered all the necessary documents, submit the application to the appropriate government department.

Step Four

Wait for processing

The processing time may vary depending on the state or territory. Be patient and allow time for the authorities to review your application. Once your documents are approved by the State Authority, you might need to wait up to 28 more days for the ‘Cold Down’ period.

If your application is successful, you will receive a certificate acknowledging the registration of your relationship. Every state has a different certificate, and the options might vary from one office to another.

Relationship Certificates

Commemorative Relationship Certificate Tasmania

Commemorative Relationship Certificate  NSW

Commemorative Relationship Certificate  South Australia

Commemorative Relationship Certificate Victoria

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