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Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 No 62
Current version for 4 May 2016 to date (accessed 27 March 2017 at 04:03)
Part 4A
Part 4A Registration of parentage orders
25B   How is parentage order registered
(1)  If a State parentage order is made or an order is made for the discharge of a State parentage order, the order or discharge of order must be registered under this Act.
(2)  The Registrar is to register a State parentage order or discharge of a State parentage order by registering the notice of the parentage order or discharge of a parentage order given to the Registrar under Part 3 of the Surrogacy Act 2010.
(3)  If an Interstate parentage order is made in relation to a person whose birth is registered under this Act or an order is made for the discharge of an Interstate parentage order in relation to such a person, the order or discharge of order may be registered under this Act.
(4)  The Registrar may register an Interstate parentage order or discharge of an Interstate parentage order by registering any notice of the parentage order or discharge of a parentage order given to the Registrar by a registering authority.
(5)  The Registrar registers a notice by making an entry about it in the Register including the information required by the regulations.
(6)  If the notice relates to a person in relation to whom such a notice has previously been registered under this Act, the Registrar is also to note a reference to the later notice in the entry in the Register relating to the previous notice.
(7)  In this section:
Interstate parentage order has the same meaning as it has in the Surrogacy Act 2010.
State parentage order means a parentage order made under the Surrogacy Act 2010.
25C   Parentage record to be noted in birth registration
(1)  If a notice registered under this Part relates to a person whose birth is registered under this Act, the Registrar is to note a reference to the notice in the entry relating to the birth of the person.
(2)  If a notice of a parentage order or discharge of a parentage order received by the Registrar under the Surrogacy Act 2010 relates to a person whose birth is registered under a corresponding law, the Registrar is to cause a copy of the notice to be sent to the relevant registering authority.
25D   Issuing birth certificate to person the subject of surrogacy arrangement
(1)  After a parentage order relating to a person is registered under this Part, a birth certificate issued by the Registrar for the person must contain the relevant information recorded in the Register pursuant to section 25B in place of the corresponding information recorded in the Register pursuant to section 17 (1).
(2)  In particular, a birth certificate for the person must not include any information that indicates that the person was the child of a surrogacy arrangement.
(3)  However, the Registrar must, if the Registrar issues a birth certificate to the person to whom it relates, and the person is at least 18 years of age, attach an addendum to the certificate that indicates that further information is available about the entry.
(4)  This section applies whether or not the person’s birth has been registered under this Act.
25E   Change of name to be notified
(1)  If at any time the Registrar registers a change of name in relation to a person to whom a registered parentage order relates, the Registrar is to notify the Director-General of the Department of Health of the change of name.
(2)  The Director-General is authorised to collect and use that information for the purposes of the administration of the central register under the Assisted Reproductive Technology Act 2007.