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Becoming a parent is a life-changing event. Choosing a baby name is one of the greatest pleasures for new or expectant parents. You are legally required to register a birth (within 60 days of the birth).
You are legally required to register the birth of your child within 60 days of the birth. You can get advice on birth registration and naming information from the Registry.
You will need an official birth certificate to open a bank account or get a passport for your child. Personalised and commemorative birth certificates are also available.
Find out about government support for parents and guardians.
Access valuable parenting advice on everything from toilet training to communicating with teenagers.
Find out the top 50 baby names from the previous year's birth registrations.
Making a will ensures if you pass away your child is taken care of according to your wishes. The Public Trustee offers advice and a free will-drawing service to anyone who appoints the Public Trustee as their executor.
Learn how to add your new baby to your Medicare card.
Providing you and your family and friends with reliable information on care before, during and after pregnancy, your new baby, the choices available to you and who to contact for support.