Victoria has declared a State of Emergency due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Our customer service and call centres are closed until further notice.
You can still apply online for certificates and registrations. Check our certificate turnaround times for how long it will take.
We are prioritising critical certificate or registration requests. For critical needs only:
- Apply online, then
- Email email@example.com with your reference number and reason(s) why it is critical.
For information about COVID-19, visit the DHHS website
If there's an error on your change of name certificate, you can apply to have it corrected. There's no fee to do this.
You can only apply to correct your own change of name certificate, or your child's if they're under 18 years of age.
Generally, if the correction is for a child, either parent can apply.
Depending on the correction, evidence may need to be provided.
All corrections are subject to assessment.
Correcting a change of name certificate isn't the same as actually changing your name. See Change a name.