This information is for carers of children under a Children’s Court order with the child protection program.
Who can register births or apply for birth certificates for child protection clients?
The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) child protection practitioner can.
You can’t – DFFH policy outlines that only a DFFH child protection practitioner can do this.
To get the child’s birth certificate, or register their birth
- Contact the child's DFFH child protection practitioner
- If you can't get in contact with them, escalate it to their supervisor; or
- Contact the local DFFH office (External link) for further help.
Learn more about who can register a birth or apply for birth certificates for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children with the child protection program.