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Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 No 62
Current version for 4 May 2016 to date (accessed 25 March 2017 at 08:48)
Part 5 Division 2 Section 29A
29A   Requirement to disclose criminal record
(1)  The form approved by the Registrar for an application for registration of a change of an adult’s name is to include a requirement to the effect that the applicant disclose whether he or she has been convicted of a relevant offence.
(2)  The form approved by the Registrar for an application for registration of a change of a child’s name is to include a requirement to the effect that the applicant disclose whether the child has been convicted of a relevant offence.
(3)  An offence against section 57 in relation to a false or misleading disclosure referred to in this section in an application for registration of a change of name is in addition to an offence against that section for any other false or misleading representation made in the same application.
(4)  In this section:
conviction for an offence:
(a)  includes the making of an order under section 10 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999, and
(b)  does not include a spent conviction within the meaning of Part 2 of the Criminal Records Act 1991 or a conviction that is taken to be quashed within the meaning of Part 4 of that Act.
relevant offence means:
(a)  an offence in New South Wales that is punishable by imprisonment for 12 months or more, or
(b)  an offence in a jurisdiction other than New South Wales that, if committed in New South Wales, would be an offence so punishable.
Note.
 The provision of false or misleading information in an application for registration of a change of name in relation to disclosure of convictions for relevant offences constitutes an offence against section 57 with a maximum penalty of 100 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment or both.