Creating a digital birth certificate

We want your input as we explore the idea of a digital birth certificate.

Verifying your identity can be time-consuming and it should take seconds in the digital era. NSW is already well on the digital journey with the option to use a digital driver licence within the Service NSW app.

Nationally, myGov is a secure way to access government services online in one place with a single digital account. We want to get your thoughts as we look at what going digital with birth certificates could mean for you.

Why create a digital birth certificate?

A digital version of your birth certificate would give you easy access to this important identity document, anywhere, anytime, in a secure way. It removes issues of where to safely keep your paper copy. It would be widely accepted by government, businesses, schools, and sporting organisations, making it easier to register and apply for things you need.

The insights we gain are part of a national conversation, as other Australian states are also looking at creating digital birth certificates.

Thanks for your input

Thank you to everyone who gave their input. This phase of the engagement has ended and we are currently reviewing your input. Your valuable insights will help us shape a digital birth certificate that meets the expectations of the citizens of Australia.

We want your input as we explore the idea of a digital birth certificate.

Verifying your identity can be time-consuming and it should take seconds in the digital era. NSW is already well on the digital journey with the option to use a digital driver licence within the Service NSW app.

Nationally, myGov is a secure way to access government services online in one place with a single digital account. We want to get your thoughts as we look at what going digital with birth certificates could mean for you.

Why create a digital birth certificate?

A digital version of your birth certificate would give you easy access to this important identity document, anywhere, anytime, in a secure way. It removes issues of where to safely keep your paper copy. It would be widely accepted by government, businesses, schools, and sporting organisations, making it easier to register and apply for things you need.

The insights we gain are part of a national conversation, as other Australian states are also looking at creating digital birth certificates.

Thanks for your input

Thank you to everyone who gave their input. This phase of the engagement has ended and we are currently reviewing your input. Your valuable insights will help us shape a digital birth certificate that meets the expectations of the citizens of Australia.

  • Sharing our findings

    by Linda (from the Project Team),

    Almost 1,500 people from across NSW, QLD, VIC and ACT shared their thoughts and feelings about the development of a Digital Birth Certificate. To everyone who responded we thank you for your valuable feedback as it is instrumental in shaping the Digital Birth Certificate.

    One of the key highlights from the survey was that 80% of respondents said they would use a Digital Birth Certificate, if it was available and universally accepted.

    A prototype of the Digital Birth Certificate is currently in development and will be extensively tested before being released to the public. Once released, the Digital Birth Certificate will be optional and will compliment the paper birth certificate not replace it.

    Thank you again for taking the time to respond.