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Legislation relating to changing names

Links to the Act and regulations about changing a person’s name.

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 (Vic)

This Act provides for the registration of births, deaths, marriages and changes of name in Victoria.

See Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 (Vic).

Births Deaths & Marriages Registration Regulations 2019 (Vic)

These Regulations prescribe the fees and particulars which are to be included in birth registration state ments, notices of death and notices in relation to disposal of human remains.

See Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Regulations 2019 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)

This Act relates to marriage, divorce and matrimonial causes. It includes law about parental responsibility for children and financial matters arising out of the breakdown of de facto relationships.

See Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)(opens in a new window).

Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 (Vic)

This Act provides community support for families and children. It continues the Children’s Court of Victoria as the specialist court for dealing with children. It also protects and provides a system for children who have been charged with or convicted of a criminal offence.

See Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

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