The information on this page applies to birth mothers in Queensland who have a female de facto partner.
Are same sex partners parents of their children by law?
The female de facto partner of a birth mother is recognised as the parent of the child, when the child has been born through the use of a fertilisation procedure such as vitro fertilisation, with the consent of the birth mother’s female de facto partner.
What will the child’s birth certificate say?
The parents will be recorded as ‘mother’ and ‘parent’.
What if the birth was registered without the mother’s female de facto partner named as ‘parent’?
The birth mother and her female de facto partner can apply to correct the birth register to include the other parent’s name by lodging a relevant form with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Contact the registry to obtain the relevant form.
Is there a registration fee?
Yes. Contact the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages for details.
What if the father’s name was recorded on the child’s birth certificate?
The child’s birth register can only be changed if there is a court order by the Supreme Court of Queensland.