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Withdraw your application to register a civil partnership

When you apply to register your civil partnership (without a ceremony) in Queensland, we can't register your relationship until 10 days after we get your application form. This is known as the cooling-off period.

During these 10 days, you or your partner can choose to withdraw your application. If the cooling-off period has passed, you can't use this application form to end your civil partnership.

Find out how to end your civil partnership after the cooling-off period.

Withdraw your application to register a civil partnership

Rules for withdrawing your application

To withdraw an application to register a civil partnership, you must:

  • be one of the partners on the application form
  • have an adult (at least 18 or older) willing to witness your signature
  • not already be in a registered civil partnership (formerly called registered relationship).

This application form may be submitted to us by one or both of the proposed partners who have applied to register a civil partnership.

How to apply

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

  1. Read and understand the rules above.
  2. Complete, download and print the register a civil partnership withdrawal application form.
  3. Get another adult to witness your signature on the declaration section of the application form.
  4. Get copies of your proof of ID certified by a Justice of the Peace or another authorised person.
  5. Attach your certified proof of ID.
  6. Submit your application form and certified documents to us by post or in person.

There is no fee to withdraw your application to register a 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 any of the following locations:

Bring your completed application form with your original proof of ID and other supporting documents (if required).

Application fees

ItemCost

Withdraw an application to register a civil partnership

Free

Withdraw your application to register 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.