You can apply to revoke a registered relationship.

The death of either party or the marriage of either party in the registered relationship (to each other or another person) will automatically revoke the registered relationship.

You'll need to wait 90 days after you've applied before the relationship can be revoked.

You don't automatically get a certificate when your relationship is revoked. You can choose to get one at the same time as your application, or separately afterwards (see Get a revocation certificate).

See Withdrawal of application to register or revoke a domestic relationship if you need to withdraw an application you have already submitted.

What we need from you

We'll ask you for the following information during the application process:

1. Details of the applicants named on the form

At minimum, you'll be asked for:

  • First name
  • Family name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Address
  • Relationship registration number (if known)
  • Relationship registration date (if known)

2. Proof of your identity

In most cases, you can prove your identity with certified copies of your driver licence and Medicare card.

Example drivers licenceExample medicare card

Alternatively, there are other ways to prove your identity.

3. Proof that you're eligible to apply

Both parties to the registered domestic or caring relationship need to apply.

If you're applying on your own, you'll need to complete a revocation statutory declaration form and attach it to your application.

You can't apply to revoke anyone else's registered relationship.

Processing and delivery

How long will it take for my application to be processed?

Processing start date Processing time Certificate pick up/delivery (if ordered)
Date received

Full application
with eligibility and
proof of identity documents

90 days

Legislation states a minimum of 90 days before the relationship can be revoked.

595 Collins Street


6 days
Australia post

Track the progress of your certificate 

Additional copies

If you applied for more than one copy of a certificate, each will be posted separately for security reasons, unless you asked for them to be sent by Registered Post.

We'll post them all on the same day, but bear in mind that Australia Post may deliver them on different days.

Fees and payment


Application fee Revocation certificate
$74.90 $33.00
Doesn't include certificate Optional

Postage fees

Postage - see Australia Post (External link) for product details Price


Standard post/Handling $1.00

Registered post (Standard)

Note: We do no send commemorative certificates by Registered post.


Express post


  • We do not send commemorative certificates by Express post.
  • This is not a priority service fee - standard Turnaround times still apply.

Outside Australia

Airmail (Standard post) $3.70
Express Courier International $52.80

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