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.

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Talya Faigenbaum

Principal Lawyer, Nest Legal

Passports and evidence of a name change

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30 June 2019

The evidence of a name change that is accepted by the Australian Passport Office is listed at https://www.passports.gov.au/getting-passport-how-it-works/documents-you-need/names-and-name-change.

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