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BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES REGISTRATION ACT 2003 - SECT 7

Births that may be registered in Queensland

7 Births that may be registered in Queensland

(1) The birth of a child may be registered under this Act if—
(a) the child is born in an aircraft or vessel outside Queensland; and
(b) the child is not, between the time when the child is born and when the child arrives in Queensland, taken to a place outside Queensland.
Example of paragraph (b)—
A woman gives birth on a ship travelling non-stop from Sydney to Tokyo. The mother and child are flown by helicopter from the ship to Brisbane to enable them to receive medical care. The birth may be registered in Queensland.
(2) The birth of a child outside Australia may be registered under this Act if—
(a) the child’s parents intend to live in Queensland; and
(b) when the application for registration is made, the child is—
(i) resident in Queensland; and
(ii) not older than 18 months.
(3) The birth of a child may be registered under this Act if a non-Queensland court—
(a) finds that the child was born in Queensland; and
(b) makes an order that—
(i) directs that the birth be registered; and
(ii) states the particulars about the birth that are prescribed under a regulation.
(4) The birth of a stillborn child born in Queensland before 1 May 1989 may be registered under this Act if, at the same time, the registrar is able to register the death of the child.
(5) The registrar must not register under this section a birth that has been registered in another State or country.
(6) In this section—

"place" does not include an aircraft or vessel.



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