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Changing names after marriage?

We provide name change procedures and virtually all the paperwork you need

Our name change kits provide all the forms and ready-to-send notifications needed to change names after marriage. Our name change letters and faxes are already individually addressed to each company and written in your name - just sign and send! We have comprehensive name change procedures and paperwork for hundreds of organisations.

  • What Documents do I need?

    Regardless if you are changing your name as a bride or groom, your Marriage Certificate is the only legal document you need to present as evidence of your name.

  • What Are My Married Name Options?

    As a bride you have 4 options for taking a new name. Any of these changes can be taken with only your marriage certificate as evidence of your new name.

  • Can I Keep My Maiden Name at Work?

    Want to keep your maiden name at work, but change names everywhere else? It's perfectly legal to be known by different names in different places.

  • Marriage Name Change in Passport

    Just married and want to change names in your passport. You can change name in your passport at any time, but it's only a free service for a limited time.

  • Husbands changing names

    While still uncommon, it's increasingly popular for men to take their wife's names after marriage. It's possible without needing a legal name change, but you may encounter some resistence.

  • Ordering Your Marriage Certificate

    Order your Marriage Certificate from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the state in which your wedding took place.

  • Married Overseas

    Marriage certificates issued by foreign government departments are not accepted as evidence of your new name by Australian most organisations.

  • How to change names after marriage

    There's no registration of your new name after marriage. Just start using it. You need to contact all your companies and request your account to be changed.

  • Marriage vs Commemorative Certificates

    At your wedding you will be presented with a marriage certificate which is unable to be used as evidence of your new name when applying for a passport or driver's license.


Divorce & Separation Name Change

  • What are my Divorce Name Change Options?

    So you’ve just come through a divorce and the only thing he left you with is a name you don’t want.   We’re here to help you understand the legalities and process to ditch his name and reclaim your former glory!

  • Reverting to Maiden Name

    Changing your Name Due to Divorce or Separation?  Or just want your old name back? Regardless of your reason, the process is very much the same.


Legal Name Change

  • Legal Name Change for New Zelanders

    If you’re a NZ citizen living in Australia you can change names in either country. You’ll need to consider which country you have more accounts in, what passports you hold and where you intend to live in the future.

  • Name Change for Non-Citizens

    Australian permanent residents can legally change their name in Australia, however there are special considerations.

  • How Do I Legally Change Names?

    Legal name change can only be done by Births, Deaths and Marriages. We can help you understand the process and get your accounts updated afterwards.

  • Changing a Child's Name

    Name change for children is quite common and can occur for a number of reasons: children may take a new surname as parents divorce or marry, spelling mistakes on birth certificates may be corrected or adopted children may take a new family name.


Name Change Information

  • 100 points of ID

    When changing your name with banks, credit providers and financial institutions it is a good idea to include a verified copy of your 100 points of ID with along with a verified copy of your marriage certificate.

  • Passport Name Change

    It’s free to update your passport provided you do so within 1 year of your wedding or divorce.

  • What are Certified Copies of certificates?

    These are documents that have been checked against the original by a trusted professional. Many professionals will verify certify your documents free of charge and it is a simple process.

  • How To Use Easy Name Change Video

    Check out this video to see just how easy it is to change your name by using Easy Name Change.

  • How Soon Should I Change Names?

    Whilst it is common for married name change to take place within a few months of a wedding, there is no legal time frame required.

  • How Do I Notify Companies of My New Name?

    Now you have decided what your new married name will be you may have around 30 or so companies to contact. It can be a long tedious process, or let us help.

  • Changing Names on the Electoral Roll (AEC)

    You can change your name on the electoral roll via the form below unless you believe that having your name on a publicly available electoral roll may engender the safety of you or your family, in which case you will need to contact the Australian Electoral Commission

  • Gay & Lesbian Name Change

    Name change rights are not automatic if you have a Relationship Certificate from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, however with some persistence you may be able to take your partner's surname.

  • How long does it take?

    There are a few steps involved in changing your name and it can take a little longer if you are changing your name legally.

  • Which name change kit should I choose?

    All kits are custom made for each client. The right kit depends on how many companies you need to notify, if you have a printer and how much time you want to save.

  • Medicare Name Change

    Medicare benefits can be paid to either husband or wife if both names are on the same Medicare card. Changing the name on your Medicare card should be done in person if you are putting both names, plus any children, on the same card.

  • What is the cost?

    The total cost of changing your name depends on your reason and how far through the process you may already be.

  • ATO Name Change

    The Australian Tax Office does not need to be immediately notified when you change your name. Your name change will be registered by the ATO on your next tax return. 

  • Driver's Licence Name Change

    Driver’s licences & vehicle registrations are issued by each state.  Change your driver’s license first as it will make other changes easier down the track.

  • Why use us?

    Money back guarantee and our kit preview means there's no nasty surprises.

  • Name Change when Living Between 2 Countries

    If you live between 2 countries or have 2 passports you may be wondering where to change names.



Welcome to Easy Name Change Australia

If you're looking to change names we can help. No matter if you're married, divorced, want to revert to your maiden name or need a legal name change we'll provide the information on how to change names. We also provide all the paperwork and procedures necessary to notify organisations of your new name once changed. Need to change your driver's licence? Update your passport? You probably also need to change names on your utilities, phone, superannuation, insurance and loyalty clubs too.

How does it work?

Our system lets you select who you need to change names with and provides everything necessary, so there's no need to wait on hold or hunt for forms. In just a few minutes you can be selecting who you need to notify of your new name. Choose from hundreds of Australian companies. Where possible, we'll provide a ready to send letter or fax complete with that company's mailing address and all your name change information. In many cases you can just sign and send. If any companies have a special name change form we provide that too.