In Victoria, you can register a caring relationship between two adults who aren't a couple and who may be related by family if:

  • You're both at least 18 years old
  • One party lives in Victoria
  • You're not married to each other, a couple, in a relationship that's already registered or in another relationship that could be registered.

How to register

To register your relationship, both parties need to:

By law, it takes at least 28 calendar days to register a caring relationship from the date we receive a complete and valid application.


A non-refundable registration fee of $222.50 applies. The fee does not include a certificate.