Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995

75A Subject of birth information, marriage information, civil union information, or name change information may search access register and request non-disclosure direction

(1)

This section applies to a person who is the subject of birth information, marriage information, civil union information, or name change information.

(2)

A person to whom this section applies, or his or her personal representative, may, at any time, request the Registrar-General—

(a)

to provide a copy of all entries made in the access register in relation to the person’s birth information, marriage information, civil union information, or name change information:

(b)

on 1 or more prescribed grounds, to direct that the person’s birth information, marriage information, civil union information, or name change information must not be disclosed to the public.

(3)

The Registrar-General may comply with a request under subsection (2) only if—

(a)

the request is made in a manner approved by the Registrar-General; and

(b)

the prescribed fee (if any) is paid; and

(c)

the requirement in subsection (4) is met.

(4)

A person making the request must provide the Registrar-General with any means of identification that are reasonably necessary to allow the identity of the person to be readily ascertained.

(5)

The Registrar-General must adopt appropriate procedures to ensure that, if the request is made by the person’s personal representative, the personal representative has the written authority of that person or is otherwise properly authorised by that person.

(6)

Subsection (2)(a) is subject to section 75E.

(7)

Subsection (2)(b) is subject to sections 75F and 75G.

Section 75A: inserted, on 24 January 2009, by section 27 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 48).