Are you a new parent? Have you registered your child's birth with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages?
In Queensland you are required by law to register the birth of your baby. If you don't, you may not be able to obtain a birth certificate.
Without a birth certificate you won't be able to enrol your child in school. As an adult your child may not be able to obtain a driver's licence or passport. It may also make it difficult to receive any government benefits or obtain a job.
To register the birth of your baby you need to fill out a from called "Birth registration application".
Both parents of the child are required to complete the form regardless of their relationship status e.g. married, de facto, separated etc. Where one parent refuses to sign due to an unresolved dispute they lose the opportunity in the naming of the child at the time of registration.
Once the application is complete you must lodge it within 60 days after the birth of your child either by post or in person.
For assistance call 1300 366 430