Changing to your married name
You may wish to change your surname to your married name.
How to change your surname
To do this, you must change your name with each organisation you are registered with.
This may include any of the following:
- Australian Passport Office
- Motor Vehicle Registry - find out how to change your name on your licence and how to change your name on registration
- electoral roll
- your bank
Organisations may have different requirements for changing your name. Some will require an official change of name certificate. Read about how to get a change of name certificate and legally change your name.
Providing your marriage certificate
When you are asked to provide your marriage certificate, you must use your official marriage certificate under seal, not your certificate of marriage you receive from your celebrant on the day of your wedding.
For more information on changing to your married name, contact the Births, Deaths and Marriages office.
Last updated: 21 May 2015
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