Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 No 62
59 Falsification of certificates and other documents
(1) A person must not forge the Registrar’s signature or seal.Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment, or both.(2) A person must not forge or falsify a certificate or other document under this Act.Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment, or both.(3) The Registrar may impound or require the return of:(a) a document which the Registrar has reason to believe bears a forged impression of the Registrar’s signature or seal, or(b) a certificate or other document purporting to be a certificate or other document under this Act which the Registrar has reason to believe has been forged or falsified, or(c) a certificate under this Act about a registrable event if the entry in the Register about the event has been cancelled or corrected since the issue of the certificate, or(d) a certificate or document issued by the Registrar in error or as a result of fraud.(4) A person who fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with a requirement under subsection (3) to return a document or certificate is guilty of an offence.Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.