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Contents (1995 - 62)
Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 No 62
Current version for 4 May 2016 to date (accessed 20 November 2017 at 14:45)
Part 5 Division 2 Section 29C
29C   Exceptions to certain change of name restrictions
(1)  The Registrar may register a change of name of a person despite any restriction imposed by section 27 (a) or 28 (1) (a) that the person’s birth must be registered in the State if satisfied that an order has been made (whether in the State or elsewhere) for the protection of the person or the person’s children from domestic violence.
(2)  The Registrar may register a change of name of a person despite any restriction imposed by section 27 (b) or 28 (1) (b) as to the period for which the person must be resident in the State, or any restriction imposed by section 29B, if:
(a)  the Registrar is satisfied that the reason for the proposed change of name warrants the registration of the change of name, or
(b)  without limiting paragraph (a), the Registrar is satisfied that the proposed change of name is sought for the protection of the person, the person’s children or anyone else associated with the person, or
(c)  the proposed change of name is because of the marriage of the person, or
(d)  the District Court has approved the proposed change of name on application under section 28 (4).
(3)  Nothing in this Part limits or affects:
(a)  any power that a court has under another Act or law (whether of this State, another State, the Commonwealth or New Zealand) to order that a change of name is to be registered or the ability of the Registrar to comply with such an order, or