Print

Applying for a civil partnership certificate

You should use this application form to get a Queensland civil partnership certificate, a replacement civil partnership certificate or a commemorative civil partnership certificate package—if you or the person you are applying for registered a civil partnership in the state.

We do not automatically send a certificate when a partnership is registered. You need to buy one.

There are 2 types of certificates—standard and commemorative. Only a standard civil partnership certificate can be used for official purposes.

Commemorative civil partnership certificate packages include a standard civil partnership certificate.

If your partnership was registered outside Queensland, contact the interstate or overseas registering authority to get your certificate.

How to apply

It will take you about 10 minutes to fill in this application form.

  1. Answer the questions.
  2. Choose how you would like to pay the fee.
  3. Review your details.
  4. Read the email we send you to find out how to finalise your application.
  5. Get your proof of ID documents certified by a Justice of the Peace or another authorised person.
  6. Submit your proof of ID by post or in person.

By post

Post your completed application form, or printed order receipt (if you paid online), with your certified documents to:

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
PO Box 15188
CITY EAST QLD 4002

We will begin to process your application when we receive your documents.

Processing timeframes for correctly filled out applications that have all the required proof of ID and supporting documents (if needed) are:

  • 5 business days for non-urgent certificate applications (average processing time—no additional fee)
  • 2 business days for urgent certificate applications ($28.70)

Please allow extra time for Australia Post to deliver your civil partnership certificate to your address.

In person

Visit any of the following locations:

Bring your completed application form, or printed order receipt (if you paid online), your original proof of ID and other supporting documents (if needed).

If you submit your correctly filled out application at the Brisbane registry customer service centre and the civil partnership has already been registered, the certificate will be given to you immediately.

Processing timeframes for correctly filled out applications that are submitted at a Queensland Magistrates Court or QGAP office with all the required proof of ID and supporting documents (if needed) are:

  • 5 business days for non-urgent certificate applications (average processing time—no additional fee)
  • 2 business days for urgent certificate applications ($28.70)

Please allow extra time for Australia Post to deliver the civil partnership certificate to your address.

JPs in the Community—online orders only

When you buy a civil partnership certificate online you can show your proof of ID in person by visiting a participating JPs in the Community location:

Bring your printed order receipt (if you paid online), your original proof of ID and other supporting documents (if needed).

Processing times remain the same, and start from when you have verified your ID.

Pay the fee

The total cost is calculated when you fill in the application form online.
You can pay:

  • online
    • by credit card (Visa or MasterCard)
  • at the customer service centre
    • by EFTPOS or credit card
    • with cash
    • with a business account cheque
    • with a bank cheque
    • with a money order
  • through the mail
    • by credit card
    • with a business account cheque
    • with a bank cheque
    • with a money order.

Make cheques and money orders payable to 'Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages'.

We do not accept personal cheques.

Application fees

ItemCost
Commemorative civil partnership certificate package (1 standard civil partnership certificate and standard postage included)

$63.00

Standard civil partnership certificate (standard postage included) $48.20
Urgent application $28.70

Postage fees

Standard postage is included in the price when you order a certificate to be sent by mail.

You can request to have your certificate posted by express or registered post for a fee.

ItemCost
Express post $6.40
Registered mail $5.00
International registered post $16.10

Contact us

Email bdm-mail@justice.qld.gov.au, we reply to online enquiries within 2 business days.

Local call* 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
International +61 7 3405 0985 (+10 hours UTC)

(Phone lines open Monday–Friday, 8.30am–4.30pm)

*Costs may be higher from mobile phones and interstate.