Victoria has declared a State of Emergency due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Our customer service and call centres are closed until further notice.
For information on BDM services, use the menu above. If you’ve already applied for a certificate or registration, check our certificate turnaround times.
We are prioritising critical certificate or registration requests. For critical requests only:
- Apply online
- Then email email@example.com and include:
- Order number
- Proof of identity
- Reason(s) why it is critical.
For information about COVID-19, visit the DHHS website .
This page explains how to change your name if you are:
- An adult (over 18)
- Born overseas and:
- Living in Victoria for at least the last 12 months
- Have the legal right to live in Australia.
Not sure if you’re in the right place?
|Person whose name is being changed||Born in Victoria||Born overseas||Born interstate|
|Adult||Adult born in Victoria||Read this page||Apply to the Registry in that state or territory|
|Child||Child born in Victoria||Child born overseas||Apply to the Registry in that state or territory|
Changing your name due to marriage, separation or divorce
Read Changing your name after marriage, separation or divorce if you want to change your family name:
- To your spouse's family name
- Back to your own family name.
You can change your name only once in a 12 month period and 3 times in your lifetime.