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.

We may ask you for supporting documentation from the time of the life event.

You can request a review of the certificate to change incorrect or missing information from when 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

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)
  • historical records to correct information copied into our historical index.

Don't use this application form for:

  • changes to information that have occurred since the event (e.g. a change to a parent’s occupation)
  • changes to information registered on historical certificates or images
  • 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.

Please note: review requests are replied to within 10 business days. We will be closed Friday 29 October 2021 for the postponed Ekka public holiday.

  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. Fill in the details of certificate to be reviewed below.
    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.
    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.

    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)

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