Relationships Register Act 2010 (NSW)
Form 3 Application to Register a Relationship. Effective as of 1 July 2019.
Your right to
The information required on this form is
collected under the Relationship Register
Act 2010 and the BDMR Act 1995. The
relationship register is part of the civil
records of NSW and a permanent
historical record. The public do not have
access to these records.
Information held by the Registry may be
used for statistical purposes and by law
enforcement agencies, as well as other
uses provided for by law. Such access for
approved purposes may be granted to
other Registries and certain government
and authorised non-government
The Registry requires proof of your
identity to protect your privacy. We collect
this information in line with the Privacy
and Personal Information Protection Act
1998, to determine your eligibility to
register a relationship, to issue the related
certificate and to prevent fraud. All
documents are scanned and retained in
the Registry’s system and all copies are
Disclosure of information
When you complete this application form,
understand that you have consented to
the release of information provided by
you, to those agencies which may be able
to validate that information in support of
your application. It is extremely important
that all your identity documents are
accurate and reflect your correct identity
Documents provided as proof of identity
may have their authenticity verified
through the online National Document
Verification Service (DVS).
For more information, please see our
policy on the website: Your Right to
Before you lodge, check everything is right.
To apply to register a relationship
both partners must complete: Parts 1-6
both partners must provide the required
identification (page 3).
provide payment details (page 9).
one partner to prove NSW residency (page 4)
To lodge a notice to withdraw
(cancel your application)
within the 28-day cooling off period.
at least one partner must complete a
declaration (page 11).
at least one partner must provide the required
identification (page 3).
Options to lodge
Please attach clear copies certified by
an authorised witness. Do not mail originals.
NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages
GPO Box 30, Sydney NSW 2001
Please provide original ID to be certified and ha
Parts 3 and 6 signed before lodging in person.
At a Registry BDM office.
Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
At a Service NSW Service Centre.
BDM Office Locations
35 Regent Street Chippendale NSW 2008
160 Marsden Street Parramatta NSW 2150
Contacting Us - Phone: 13 77 88
Service NSW | Monday to Friday (7am–7pm)
• NRS: 1300 555 727
• TIS: 131 450