Register the birth of your baby

You must register the birth of your baby. This is a requirement by the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry in your state or territory.

The hospital will give you a birth registration form. There's no cost for registering the birth of your newborn. When you do this, you may wish to purchase a birth certificate for your baby.

You must register the birth of your newborn child to get:

  • Parental Leave Pay
  • Dad and Partner Pay
  • Newborn Supplement component of Family Tax Benefit Part A.

Read more on the Australian Government website about registering the birth of your baby in your state or territory.

Page last updated: 26 July 2019