What are the documents required for a change of name?

September 30, 2022 |

If an applicant provides identity documents using a former name, such as a maiden name, they must provide evidence of the name change in addition to the four identity documents. This means providing either a:

  • Change of Name Certificate issued by the Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Australian Marriage Certificate issued by a state or territory (church or celebrant-issued certificates are not accepted)
  • Deed Poll