Can you change your last name in Australia?
Anyone wishing to change names in Australia must lodge a legal name change application with Births, Deaths and Marriages. Once approved you receive either a legal name change certificate, or if your birth was registered in the state you get an amended birth certificate. via
How can I change my surname?
How long does it take to change your last name in Australia?
There are a few steps involved in changing your name and it can take a little longer if you are changing your name legally. It can take around 2 weeks to lodge your application for a legal name change certificate, up to 8 weeks in processing, then you need to notify each organisation. via
How do I change my last name after marriage in Australia?
If you marry in Australia you can take the surname of your husband or wife without formally changing your name. You can usually change identity documents such as your driver's licence and passport to your married surname by providing a copy of your standard marriage certificate. via
How much is it to change your last name in Australia?
The following registration fees apply: register a change of name for an adult or child's name (includes a new birth certificate or change of name certificate) - $270.50. register a change of name by order of the court or tribunal (includes a new birth certificate or change of name certificate) - $113.00. via
What to change when you get married Australia?
Places to notify
What happens if I change my surname?
Changing a surname. As with your first name, there is nothing in the law stopping you from changing your surname at any time, so long as you don't have any fraudulent (or other criminal) intent. You can assume any surname you please in addition to, or substitution for, your existing surname. via
How long does it take to change a surname at home affairs?
The process could take up to 6 weeks. For more details visit the Department of Home Affairs. via
How do I change my wifes surname after marriage?
How much does it cost to change your last name?
In general, anyone can legally change their name for any reason except to commit fraud or evade the law. To make it official, you'll need a court order legally changing your name. The procedure for getting that order depends on the state and county where you live—and the cost will range from $150 to $436. via
How do I change back to my maiden name in Australia?
If you need or want to change your name legally you can apply to the Department of Justice and, specifically, the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. You will need to complete an application form, provide the relevant supporting documents and pay the name change fee. via
How many times can you change your name in Australia?
You can change your name only once in a 12-month period and 3 times in your lifetime. If you married in Australia, you don't need to apply for a change of name. Just give the relevant organisations a copy of your Australian marriage certificate. via
Can I leave Australia to get married during Covid?
Australians and permanent residents. If you are an Australian citizen or a permanent resident you cannot leave Australia due to COVID-19 restrictions unless you have an exemption. your travel is as part of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including the provision of aid. via
Can I go back to my maiden name while still married?
Advice for a woman on separation
If you changed your name when you got married, you can go back to your maiden name at any time, but you will need to do this by deed poll. Changing your name by deed poll will not affect any divorce proceedings that may follow your separation. via
Can I just start using my maiden name again?
You can go back to using your maiden name freely until you've filled out all the legal paperwork. Choosing to change your last name after a divorce is ultimately a personal preference. Some people want to keep it because they have kids or they wait until they remarry. via