Chris Gunasekera, Lawyer, Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Changing your name is a simple process. A new name is to be recognised simply if it is established by usage. However, many government departments require written evidence of a change of name; this can be obtained through Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria.
This section includes the following topics:
- Registering or changing a name
- Names and marriage
- A child’s name
- Changing registered parentage details
- More information
The law in this chapter is current as at 30 June 2016.
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