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Adding Father's Details

If your child's birth is registered in Western Australia without the natural father's details, these particulars may be added to the registration by completing the "Add father's details in a child's birth" application form and payment of a fee. Both parents must also provide appropriate identification.

When adding the natural father's particulars to the birth registration, you have the option of registering your child's family name as:

  • the mother's family name
  • the father's family name
  • a combination of the mother's and father's family name in any order with or without a hyphen; or any other family name.


The Registry can only add the particulars of a child's natural father.

Where do I apply?

We are located at Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace, Perth. The public counter is open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm (except public holidays).

To avoid the usual busy times please consider visiting the Perth Registry between 8:30am to 10am or 2pm to 4pm.

Post correspondence to:

Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
Department of the Attorney General
PO Box 7720
Cloisters Square
PERTH  WA  6850


Payment is accepted by:

  • Credit card (MasterCard or Visa only)
  • Cheque/money order.

Cheques or money orders should be made payable to: Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages.

Note: Overseas applicants must pay in Australian dollars by quoting credit card details (Visa or MasterCard only) or using an international money order or bank draft. No other form of payment can be accepted by the Registry.

The certificate fee includes regular domestic or overseas airmail postal delivery.

Note: Due to continually changing postal services and differing costs the Registry cannot provide advice or arrange for postal services other than the regular domestic or overseas airmail postal delivery. If Express, Registered or Priority mail delivery is needed the applicant must make their own arrangements and provide the necessary self-addressed envelope. Refer below:

Customers within Australia (only if required by the applicant)

Registered Post or Express Post: Please enclose a self-addressed Registered Post or Express Post envelope with your application.

Overseas customers (only if required by the applicant)

Priority delivery: Please arrange for a courier service to collect document/s from the Registry at Westralia Square, Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia 6000 (8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays).

If you are arranging a courier please include this information in your application.

Last updated: 31-May-2016

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