Celebrate the birth of a child with our beautiful rainbow commemorative birth certificate.
The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria (BDM) values diversity. BDM commissioned this commemorative birth certificate to:
- Celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans- and gender-diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) Victorians
- Promote equality
- Reinforce our commitment to the inclusion of all communities.
Artist Judy Horacek designed this unique commemorative birth certificate for BDM. She based her design around the rainbow, the symbol of the LGBTIQ community.
The rainbow on this certificate is a sweeping design element. Children of all colours represent the diversity and range of rainbow families. The certificate abounds with joy and a sense of fun, like the community itself.
Each certificate is printed on archival quality paper and fits a standard frame size of 280mm x 355mm (11" x 14").
You can order a commemorative birth certificate on its own, when you order a legal birth certificate, or when you register the birth.
Alternatively, choose from our Victorian and Australian-themed certificates or our Chinese zodiac certificates.
A commemorative birth certificate is not a legal document. You can’t use it as proof of identity.
Correcting a birth certificate
BDM has expanded the parental descriptors available. Both parents can now be recognised as ‘mother’, ‘father’ or ‘parent’ on both their child’s legal and commemorative birth certificates. This change means that Victoria’s birth records can now fully reflect the diversity of rainbow families.
If you wish to correct a previous-issued birth certificate to change the parental descriptor(s), please visit correct a birth certificate.
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About the artist – Judy Horacek
Judy Horacek is a Victorian cartoonist, artist, writer and children’s book creator. Her cartoons have been published in magazines and newspapers all over the world. She has produced nine cartoon collections. She has created five books with Mem Fox. These include the much-loved children’s classic, Where is the Green Sheep?