Deed polls (change of name record)
What we have
We hold deed poll records that were registered with the Queensland Supreme Court up until 2004.
Please Note: Deed poll records can only be supplied to the person a record relates to. Queensland State Archives will be unable to assist you with records for another person unless you have received access permission from the relevant Supreme Court:
- For records from the Southern or Central Supreme Court District, you must apply to the Supreme Court of Queensland;
- If you require records from the Northern Supreme Court district, between 1916 and 2004 contact the Townsville Supreme Court.
What we don’t we have
We don’t hold deed polls that were not lodged with the Queensland Supreme Court. Nor do we hold change-of-name records from 1 February 2004 onwards. To order copies of change-of-name records from 1 February 2004 onwards, contact the Registry of Births, Death and Marriages.
How to order a deed poll
Please use our online order form to order a deed poll. Select ‘General enquiries’ and fill in the form with the information required.
A certified copy of a deed poll is $45.00, per item, for up to 8 pages. Additional pages are charged at $1.75 per page.
To know where to order a deed poll from, you will need to know where the deed poll was originally lodged, and the approximate time period in which it was lodged.
- If the deed poll was lodged in the Southern District from 1857 to January 2004, then contact the Queensland State Archives.
- If the deed poll was lodged in the Central District from 1856 to January 2004, then contact the Rockhampton Supreme Court.
- If the deed poll was lodged in the Northern District from 1874 to 1950, then contact the Queensland State Archives.
- If the deed poll was lodged in the Northern District from 1951 to January 2004, then contact the Townsville Supreme Court.
We understand you may need your document quickly. To draw attention to this need, please mark your written request as urgent.
Contact us if you need further help.