Changing Your Surname After Marriage

It is not a legal requirement, but many new spouses choose to change their surname to that of their partner, or combine/hyphenate both surnames - it's simply a matter of choice.

A Certificate of Marriage is usually sufficient evidence to have personal documentation (such as your driver's license and passport) changed to your partner’s surname.

Your celebrant will register your marriage, then you can apply to the Tasmanian Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages for the official copy.

The cost is currently $55.42 + postage (as at 13 May 2020).

You can access the application form here:, or I can provide you with a copy of the application form.

All applications must be accompanied by proof of identity.