Key info

  • A caring relationship is a legally recognised relationship, where an adult is caring for another adult.
  • A significant relationship is a legally recognised relationship between two adults.
  • It takes at least 28 days from application to have registration processed.
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    About applying to register a caring or significant relationship

    This registration is also known as applying to register a deed of relationship.

    You do not need to have your caring or significant relationship registered for it to be recognised by the state. However it can be useful to prove your relationship in times of emergency or when dealing with governments.

    You do not need to register your relationship in Tasmania if you have already formalised your relationship in another Australian state or territory or overseas.

    How to apply

    EmailIn PersonPost
    bdm@justice.tas.gov.auBy appointment at the Births, Deaths and Marriages office on 1300 135 513Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
    30 Gordons Hill Road
    ROSNY PARK TAS 7018

    What you need to apply

    You need to provide different information depending on the type of relationship:

    Caring relationship

    Both parties need to:

    Significant relationship

    You need to:

    • complete your registration form (PDF, 6MB) which includes:
      • relationship type details
      • personal details of both applicants
      • a declaration witnessed by a Justice of the Peace for both applicants.
    • provide proof of identity documents for both applicants
    • provide payment for the fee.

    Can I apply?

    You can register a caring relationship if you:

    • both live in Tasmania (you must not be visitors or tourists)
    • are not married, a couple or in a registered relationship
    • are not receiving payment for the care of the other person.

      You can register a significant relationship if you are a couple who:

      • both live in Tasmania (you must not be visitors or tourists)
      • are not married or related by family.

      Proving your identity

      There are 2 ways you can prove your identity. You can:

      • show your original identity documents at the Births, Deaths and Marriages office, or
      • send certified copies of your identity documents by post or email.

      Identity documents

      You must provide 4 different documents - one document from each list.

      If you cannot provide a document from list 2, you can provide an Australian or overseas passport and two forms of identification from list 3.

      At least one document must show your current Tasmanian address. The same document cannot be used twice.

      • *Australian or overseas birth certificate
      • Australian or overseas passport.

      • Australian driver licence
      • Australian or overseas passport
      • Australian firearms licence
      • Photo card issued by government agency.

      • Medicare card
      • Private health care card
      • Credit card or debit card or ATM card
      • Centrelink card
      • Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs card
      • Australian security guard licence or crowd control licence
      • School or tertiary identity card
      • Australian citizenship certificate
      • Visa status from the Department of Home Affairs.

      • Utility account (electricity, gas, water) with proof of payment (a receipt)
      • Rates notice with proof of payment (a receipt)
      • Centrelink concession card
      • Current tenancy or lease agreement
      • Superannuation fund statement
      • Land valuation certificate
      • Home insurance paper with proof of payment (a receipt)
      • Australian Tax Office notice of assessment
      • Vehicle registration papers with proof of payment (a receipt)
      • Bond lodgement notice
      • Centrelink payment advice
      • Centrelink ledger, with address history
      • Electoral enrolment confirmation.

      * If providing an overseas birth certificate please include your visa grant notice to confirm you live in Tasmania and are not a visitor.

      If you are unable to meet these requirements, please contact Births, Deaths and Marriages for further advice.

      How much it costs

      Type of registrationDescriptionCost

      Deed of relationship registration

      Application to register a deed of relationship. This does not include a certificate.

      $205.70

      Revoke a deed of relationship

      Application for the cancellation of a deed of relationship. This does not include a certificate.

      $85

      Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

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      More Information

      Please visit Births, Deaths and Marriages for more information on registering a caring or significant relationship.