We'll ask you for the following information during the application process:
1. Details of the people on the certificate
As a minimum, for each person, we ask for:
- Given name and family name
- Date and place of birth.
2. The original certificate
We ask that you return the original marriage certificate before we can issue a new corrected version.
If you don't have the original, you need to provide a Statutory Declaration (External link) explaining why you cannot surrender the original certificate. Learn more about how to digitise and upload documents.
You'll need to apply for a new marriage certificate once we've corrected the record.
If the original marriage certificate is returned, we issue a replacement certificate free of charge. If the original isn't returned, there is a fee for the new certificate.
3. Evidence to support the correction
The evidence we ask for depends on the correction you want to make.
For documents in a language other than English, provide an English translation by a qualified translator. Approved translators can be found at naati.com.au (External link) or by contacting Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 13 1450.
4. Proof of your identity
One of the easiest ways to prove your identity is by presenting your driver licence (if it confirms your residential address) and your Passport.
Alternatively, there are other ways to prove your identity.