This page explains how to change your name if you are:
- An adult (over 18)
- Born in Victoria.
Not sure if you’re in the right place?
|Age of person whose name is being changed||Person born in Victoria||Person born overseas||Person born interstate|
||Adult born overseas||Apply to the Registry in that state or territory|
|Child||Child born in Victoria||Child born overseas||Apply to the Registry in that state or territory|
Changing your name due to marriage, separation or divorce
Read Changing your name after marriage, separation or divorce if you want to change your family name:
- To your spouse's family name
- Back to your own family name.
You can change your name only once in a 12-month period and 3 times in your lifetime.
Changing a record of sex
If you want to change your name and record of sex at the same time, please apply from our ‘Change your record of sex (adult born in Victoria)’ page.