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Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 No 62
Current version for 4 May 2016 to date (accessed 22 August 2017 at 15:21)
Part 3 Division 5
Division 5 Child’s name
21   Name of child
(1)  The birth registration statement must state the name of the child.
(2)  However, the Registrar may assign a name to the child if:
(a)  the name stated in the birth registration statement is a prohibited name, or
(b)  the birth registration statement is lodged by both parents of the child and they satisfy the Registrar that they are unable to agree on the child’s name.
22   Dispute about child’s name
(1)  If there is a dispute between parents about a child’s name, either parent may apply to the District Court for a resolution of the dispute.
(2)  On an application under subsection (1), the District Court may:
(a)  resolve the dispute about the child’s name as the Court considers appropriate, and
(b)  order the Registrar to register the child’s name in a form specified in the order.
(3)  If any court (including any court of another State or the Commonwealth) resolves a dispute about a child’s name, the court may order the Registrar to register the child’s name in a form specified in the order.