Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 No 62
24A Registration of deceased person’s former intention to adopt
(1) The adoptive parent of a person in relation to whom a record is registered under this Part may apply to the Registrar, in a form approved by the Registrar, for registration of the intention of a deceased person before his or her death to adopt the person jointly with the adoptive parent.(2) The Registrar registers an intention of a deceased person to adopt by making an entry about the intention to adopt in the Register including the information required by the regulations.(3) An application to the Registrar under this section must, if the Registrar requires verification of the information contained in the application, be accompanied by a statutory declaration obtained from the Director-General of the Department of Community Services or an appropriate principal officer (within the meaning of the Adoption Act 2000) verifying the information contained in the application and any other evidence that the Registrar may require.