Accessing certificates in hardship situations
It may be possible to get one of your Queensland certificates without paying the application fee—if you are experiencing financial hardship and have an immediate need for it. Each request is considered on its own merit.
A separate application must be completed for each person needing a fee-waived certificate.
If your application is approved, we will send your certificate for free by standard post.
It is possible to apply for a fee-waived Queensland certificate of:
- change of name
- marriage or civil partnership
Before you apply, read our policy about asking for a certificate fee to be waived.