You can change your child's name if they are:
- Under 18 years of age
- Born in Victoria or,
- Born overseas and living in Victoria for at least the last 12 months.
If your child was born in another state, apply to the Registry in that state or territory .
In most cases, both parents on the birth certificate need to complete the application. If a child is over 12 years of age, they also need to sign the application, as consent to the change of name.
Once your child's name has been changed, you can use the new certificate to update all your child's identity documents and records with their new name, including passport, bank account and school enrolment.