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Changing your name

On your wedding day, you will receive the original signed “Certificate of Marriage” called the ‘parties certificate’.


Although this certificate proves your conjugal status is now ‘married’, it is not official enough to enable you to use as legal proof of marriage for many organisations and government departments.  

Since the installation of an online portal for BDM, I submit your marriage for registration and apply for your official marriage certificate, on your behalf and it is posted out to you in about 4-6 weeks after you marry.


Below is a checklist of government departments and other institutions you may need to notify of your name change:

  • Accountant/solicitor

  • Australian Tax Office

  • Bank

  • Blood Donor Card/Tissue and Organ Donation cards

  • Car insurance

  • Council rates

  • Credit cards

  • Doctor, dentist and health care professionals

  • Electoral Office

  • Insurance policies/superannuation (changing your beneficiary to your spouse)

  • Investment accounts

  • Library card

  • Memberships – gyms/clubs/Frequent Flyer etc

  • Mortgages/rental agreements

  • Passport

  • Property titles

  • Utility bills

  • VicRoads (driver licence/registrations)

  • Will

  • Work – personnel officers for payroll, tax and superannuation

Contact us to design a custom package that fits your needs perfectly.

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