18 Father identified on birth certificate is guardian

(1)

A child’s father who is not a guardian of the child just because of section 17(2) or (3) becomes a guardian of the child if his particulars are registered after the commencement of this section as part of the child’s birth information because he and the child’s mother both notified the birth as required by section 9 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995.

(2)

Subsection (1) does not change the guardianship status of a father who became a guardian before the commencement of this section.

Section 18: replaced, on 24 January 2009, by section 47 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 48).