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Withdraw your application to end a civil partnership

If you apply to end your civil partnership in Queensland, it will not be registered until 90 days after we get it. This is known as the termination period.

During these 90 days, either you or your partner (or both of you) can choose to withdraw the application.

Fill in the withdraw your application to end a civil partnership

Rules for withdrawing your application

To withdraw your application to end a civil partnership, you must:

  • be one of the partners in the relationship
  • have an adult (at least 18 or older) willing to witness your signature
  • have a Justice of the Peace or another authorised person certify proof of ID documents
  • submit your application to withdraw within the 90 day termination period.

If one registered partner submitted an application to end the civil partnership, that partner must be the one to apply to withdraw it.

If both registered partners submitted an application to end the civil partnership, then both registered partners need to apply to withdraw it.

How to apply

To apply to withdraw your application to end your civil partnership, you need to:

  1. Read and understand the rules above.
  2. Complete, download and print the withdrawal application form.
  3. Get another adult person (at least 18 or over) to witness your signature in the declaration section of your application form.
  4. Visit a Justice of the Peace or another authorised person to certify your proof of ID documents.
  5. Attach your certified proof of ID documents.
  6. Submit your application form and certified documents to us by post or in person.

There is no fee to withdraw your application to end your civil partnership.

By post

Post your completed application form with your certified documents to:

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

In person

Visit the Brisbane registry counter at Level 32, 180 Ann Street, Brisbane with your completed application form and your original proof of ID documents.

Fill in the withdraw your application to end a civil partnership

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.

Get the PDF application form

If you are unable to complete the application form online you can access the PDF application form and apply by post or in person.

Get the withdraw an application to end a civil partnership form.

Last updated
24 May 2017
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