Follow this process to change your name if you're:
- Over 18 years of age
- Born in Victoria or,
- Born overseas and living in Victoria for at least the last 12 months.
If you were born interstate, apply to the Registry in that state or territory
You can only change your name once in a 12 month period and 3 times in your lifetime.
After you've changed your name, it's your responsibility to update your identity documents. Common documents include your:
- Driver licence
- Bank accounts
- Electoral enrolment
- Utility accounts
Changing your name after marriage, separation or divorce
To change your family name to your spouse's or back to your own family name, see Changing your name after marriage, separation or divorce.
Deed polls are no longer registered by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria. See Deed poll for information about how to get a copy of a deed poll certificate.