Births, Deaths and Marriages Strong identity, strong spirit campaign focuses on the importance of registering a birth, and obtaining a birth certificate.
You do need a birth certificate to open a bank account, get a tax file number, send your child to school, even kindergarten.
Registering is free.
Birth certificates do cost money, but if you’re experiencing financial hardship, we can assist with those fees.
So it is never too late to register a birth.
We do recommend that you do register within 60 days, but you definitely won’t get into trouble if this isn’t the case.
We register at any age.
So it’s really important that we break down those barriers and let mob know that it is very important to have a birth certificate and have that in your possession.