If you need to correct an error on a birth certificate, please visit Correct a birth certificate.
Victorian law allows a person to change their record of sex.
If you have changed your record of sex and name, we can update your sibling’s Victorian birth certificate to show your new name.
We can only do this if:
- You changed your record of sex and name in Victoria
- Your sibling is a younger sibling whose birth certificate lists you. (For example, as ‘previous issue’ or ‘previous children of this relationship’); and
- Your younger sibling was born in Victoria.
The updated birth certificate will show your current name.
A birth certificate only shows a child’s older siblings (‘previous issue’). Even if it is reissued later in life, it does not show siblings born afterward.
We can’t update your name on your older sibling’s birth certificate because you won’t be listed on your older sibling’s birth certificate.
A Victorian birth certificate may be corrected only once in 12 months.
Parent(s) and sibling(s) may also apply. Refer to the ‘Who can apply’ tab below.
We can’t correct your name on your sibling’s birth certificate if you:
- Changed your name only (no change of record of sex); or
- Corrected your record of sex using a process other than Change a record of sex. (For example, by using the correction process under s43 of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996.)
We assess all corrections before making them.