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BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES REGISTRATION ACT 1996


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Purpose  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Objects of Act  
   4.      Definitions  

   PART 2--ADMINISTRATION

   5.      Registrar  
   6.      Registrar's general functions  
   7.      Registrar's staff  
   8.      Delegation  
   9.      The Registrar's seal  
   10.     Execution of documents  
   11.     Reciprocal administrative arrangements  

   PART 3--REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS

   12.     Notification of births  
   13.     Cases in which registration of birth is required or authorised  
   14.     How to have the birth of a child registered  
   15.     Responsibility to have a birth registered  
   16.     Registration of parentage details  
   17.     Addition of details after birth registration  
   17A.    Addition of details after birth registration—registration of partner  
   17B.    Birth registration of child conceived by a treatment procedure  
   18.     Obligation to have birth registered  
   19.     Registration  
   19A.    Surrogate birth registration—substitute parentage orders  
   19B.    Surrogate birth registration—corresponding surrogacy parentage orders  
   20.     Court may order registration of birth  
   21.     Registrar may forward medical certificates  
   22.     Name of child  
   23.     Dispute about child's name  

   PART 4--CHANGE OF NAME

   24.     Change of name by registration  
   25.     Application to register change of adult's name  
   26.     Application to register change of child's name  
   27.     Child's consent to change of name  
   28.     Registration of change of name  
   29.     Entries to be made in the Register  
   29A.    Registrar to notify Chief Commissioner of Police of change of name of certain sex offenders  
   30.     Change of name may still be established by repute or usage  

   PART 4A--RECOGNITION OF SEX (TRANSSEXUALISM)

   30A.    Application to alter Register  
   30B.    Statutory declarations by doctors  
   30C.    Alteration of Register  
   30D.    Issue of new birth certificate  
   30E.    Application for document acknowledging identity  
   30F.    Issue of document acknowledging identity  
   30G.    Effect of alteration of Register and interstate recognition certificates  
   30H.    Re-issue of interstate birth certificates  
   30I.    Registrar to notify Chief Commissioner of Police  

   PART 5--REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGES

   31.     Cases in which registration of marriage is required  
   32.     How to have marriage registered  
   33.     Registration of marriage  

   PART 6--REGISTRATION OF DEATHS

   34.     Deaths to be registered under this Act  
   35.     Power to direct registration of death  
   36.     Circumstances in which a death must not be registered  
   37.     Notification of deaths by doctors  
   38.     Notification of cause of death by coroner  
   39.     Notification by funeral director, etc.  
   40.     Registration  

   PART 7--THE REGISTER

   41.     The Register  
   42.     Registrar's powers of inquiry  
   43.     Correction and amendment of Register  
   44.     Protection of privacy  
   45.     Search of Register  
   46.     Issue of certificate  
   47.     Access policies  
   48.     Access to Register  
   48A.    Provision of information to VARTA  
   49.     Power to remit fees  
   49A.    Registrar's obligations in relation to the death of a child  
   49B.    Registrar's obligations in relation to a still-birth, the death of a child or a maternal death  
   50.     Registrar may collect other information  
   51.     Additional services in relation to information in Register and other information  

   PART 8--GENERAL POWER OF REVIEW

   52.     Review by Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal  

   PART 9--MISCELLANEOUS

   53.     False representation  
   54.     Unauthorised access to or interference with Register  
   55.     Falsification of certificate, etc.  
   56.     Registrar to provide certain information to Minister  
   57.     Records relating to period before 18 January 1853  
   58.     Power to require and take statutory declarations  
   59.     Regulations  

   PART 10--REPEALS, TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND AMENDMENTS TO OTHER ACTS

   60.     Repeal of Registration of Births Deaths and Marriages Act 1959  
   61.     Regulations revoked  
   62.     The Register  
   63.     Superseded references  
   64.     Transitional—Courts and Other Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2013  
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