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BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES REGISTRATION ACT 2003

- As at 1 December 2018
- Act 31 of 2003

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title
   2.      Commencement
   3.      Objects
   4.      Definitions

   PART 2 - BIRTHS

   5.      Notification of birth
   6.      Births that must be registered in Queensland
   7.      Births that may be registered in Queensland
   8.      Responsibility to apply to have birth registered
   9.      How to apply to register the birth of a child
   10.     Registration of parentage details
   10A.    Limitation on registration of parentage details
   11.     Court order relating to birth register
   12.     Child’s name
   13.     Application to change child’s first name within a year of birth
   14.     Re-registering a relevant event

   PART 3 - CHANGE OF NAME

   15.     Change of name by registration
   16.     Application to register change of adult’s name
   17.     Application to register change of child’s name
   18.     Child’s consent to change of name
   19.     Registration of change of name
   20.     Notation of change of name other than by registration
   21.     Limit on number of name changes

   PART 4 - REASSIGNMENT OF SEX

   22.     Sexual reassignment may be noted
   23.     Application to note a reassignment of sex
   24.     Effect of reassignment of sex

   PART 5 - MARRIAGES

   25.     Marriages that are registrable

   PART 5A - CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS

   25A.    Registration of civil partnership
   25B.    How civil partnerships are registered
   25C.    Civil partnership—particulars of termination

   PART 6 - DEATHS

   26.     Deaths that must be registered in Queensland
   27.     Deaths that may be registered in Queensland
   28.     Responsibility to apply to have death registered
   29.     How to apply to register the death of a person
   30.     Cause of death certificate
   31.     Court order relating to registration of death
   32.     Notifying about disposal of a deceased person’s body
   33.     Stillbirths

   PART 7 - ADMINISTRATION

   34.     The registrar
   35.     The deputy registrar
   36.     Staff
   37.     Delegation
   38.     Executing documents
   39.     Reciprocal administrative arrangements
   40.     The registers
   41.     Registering events other than adoptions or changes of parentage in register
   41A.    Registering adoptions
   41B.    Amending registers on discharges of adoptions
   41C.    Sending notice of relevant adoption orders and discharges to other States
   41D.    Registering change of parentage under parentage order
   41E.    Re-registering birth if discharge order
   42.     Correcting the register
   43.     Inquiry to ensure register correct
   44.     Obtaining information from the registrar
   44A.    Addendum to birth certificate
   45.     Information policies
   46.     Protection of privacy
   47.     Control of records
   48.     Additional services
   48A.    Registrar to give notice of registration of child death to family and child commissioner
   48B.    Registrar may enter into arrangement with family and child commissioner
   48C.    Registrar may enter into arrangement with health ombudsman
   48D.    Arrangement for giving information about persons for particular purposes under Adoption Act

   PART 8 - GENERAL

   49.     Reviewing registrar’s decisions
   50.     False or misleading representation
   51.     Unauthorised access to or interference with register
   52.     Proceedings for offences
   53.     False certificates
   54.     Protection from liability
   54A.    How notice or application is given electronically
   55.     Approved forms
   56.     Regulation-making power

   PART 9 - TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

           Division 1 - Provisions for Act No. 31 of 2003

   57.     Transitional provisions

           Division 2 - Provision for Act No. 77 of 2003

   57A.    Transitional provision
   57B.    Transitional—Adoption Act 2009

           Division 3 - Provisions for Act No. 37 of 2007

   58.     Definition for div 3
   59.     Existing applications to have birth registered
   60.     Existing applications to note a person’s name change
   61.     Existing applications for a certificate about an event that is, or may be, in a register

           Division 4 - Provision for Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Jurisdiction Provisions) Amendment Act 2009

   62.     Application of ss 11(2) and 31(2)

           Division 5 - Transitional provisions for Surrogacy Act 2010

   63.     Application to alter or add parentage details as result of amendments to the Status of Children Act 1978
   64.     (Repealed)

           Division 6 - Transitional provision for Civil Partnerships and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012

   65.     References in documents to civil partnership

           Division 7 - Transitional provision for Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013

   66.     Registrar and deputy registrar appointed before commencement

           Division 8 - Transitional provision for Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Act 2018

   67.     Transitional provision for particular applications

   PART 10 - (Repealed)
           SCHEDULE 2


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