Change of name - deed poll

The index for the Change of Name register was initially kept in separately bound books from 1875 to 1967. From 1967 to 1996 the deeds were recorded in the Vendors index. Records from 1992 to 1996 must be searched through Deeds Name Search. From 1.4.1996 to date all change of name records have been kept by and must be searched through the NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. For more information see 'General Register of Deeds'.

A change of name can no longer be registered in the General Register of Deeds. A change of name should be referred to:

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

35 Regent Street, Chippendale

Sydney NSW 2008

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.30pm

T: 1300 655 236

F: 02 9699 5120


A change of name of a company should be referred to:

Australian Securities and Investment Commission

Level 8, 55 Market Street

Sydney NSW 2000

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

T: 02 9911 2500

F: 02 9911 2550