Correct a certificate

The information on a certificate is what was correct at the time of the event. Information will not be changed to show current information, such as parents’ ages or occupations.

You can request a review of the certificate to change incorrect or missing information from the time the event was registered.

After we have reviewed the event, we will let you know if you need to complete an application form, pay a fee and provide any proof of ID or supporting documents.

When to use this application form

You can use this application form to:

  • correct spelling errors on a certificate
  • change incorrect information supplied at the time of the event
  • add certain missing information from the time of the event—such as occupation details.

This application form cannot be used for:

  • changes to information that have occurred since the event—such as a change to a parent’s occupation
  • historical events
  • changes to a name
  • adding the father/parent’s details to a birth certificate
  • providing cause of death information—this can only be changed by the doctor (or coroner) who signed the original medical certificate.

Request a review of the certificate

Fill in the details below to request a review of a certificate, and a registry officer will contact you.

  1. Your contact details
    1. *
  2. Your postal address
  3. Whose certificate needs to be reviewed? *
  4. Details of certificate to be reviewed Please note: when the review has been done a registry officer will contact you.
    1. Type of certificate to be reviewed *
  5. Name of person on the certificate Only the name of one partner is required for a marriage or civil partnership.
Privacy notice
The Department of Justice and Attorney-General is collecting your personal information for the purpose of reviewing your request under section 42 of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003. The information on this form may be provided to law enforcement agencies and to government and nongovernment agencies for verification of the data. Access to this information or a certificate may be granted to any person who has adequate reason to obtain it, or who meets the requirements of the access policy.

Contact us

Email, we reply to online enquiries within 2 business days.

Local call* 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
International +61 7 3022 0001 (+10 hours UTC)

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

*Costs may be higher from mobile phones and interstate.