Correct a certificate

The information on a certificate is what was correct at the time of the event. We can't change information 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 when the event was registered.

For most corrections you will need to provide supporting documents from the time of the life event and your proof of ID. After we have reviewed your request, we will let you know what we need and whether a correction fee of $21.90 is payable.

Learn more about our corrections policy.

When to use this application form

Use this application form for:

  • current life event certificates 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 (e.g. occupation details).

If you are questioning information that was submitted by a doctor, birthing staff, funeral director or marriage celebrant we may not be able to change the details. The person or agency that provided the information would need to submit further evidence that supports the information you feel is incorrect or missing information.

Don't use this application form for:

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.

Before you start, read our corrections policy.

Please note: review requests are replied to within 15 business days.

The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages on Level 32, 180 Ann Street, Brisbane will be closed from 4.30pm Friday 22 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024.

We will re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2024 at 8.30am.

  1. Your contact details
    1. *
  2. Your postal address
  3. Whose certificate needs to be reviewed? *
    1. Are you wanting us to review a historical index entry? An entry in the index about a historical record. *
    2. Don't use this form

      Please use the family history research service contact form.

    3. 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 *
    4. Name of person on the certificate We only need the name of one partner for a marriage or civil partnership certificate.
    5. 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 non-government 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.

  4. Contact us

    Online: our general enquiry form.

    By phone: local call* 13 QGOV (13 74 68)

    International +61 7 3328 4811 (+10 hours UTC)

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

    *Costs may be higher from mobile phones and interstate.