How to Change Your Name

in australia

Name Change Victoria

The name change registration process in Victoria is managed by the Victorian Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages.

If you want to change your name you will need  apply to register a change of name.  Forms and information is available from the Victorian Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages website or you can call them if you have specific questions. There are two exceptions to this process, where you will not need to register a change of name.

1.  If you are changing your name to your husband's name after marriage, you will need an official copy of your Marriage Certificate that has been registered with the Victorian Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, in order to change your name.  You do not need to register a change of name, just use your Marriage Certificate.

If you are changing your name after marriage to anything other than your husband's surname, you will need to apply to register a change of name.  Forms and information is available from the Victorian Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages website or you can call them if you have specific questions.

2.  If you are reverting to your maiden name after divorce you will need an official copy of your Marriage Certificate that has been registered with the Victorian Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages and evidence of your divorce, in order to change your name.

If you are changing your name after divorce to anything other than your maiden name, you will need to apply to register a change of name.  Forms and information is available from the Victorian Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages website or you can call them if you have specific questions.