Free Marriage Name Change Checklist
Need to know who to notify after changing names? To make the task easier, we've compiled a comprehensive name change checklist. Download this as a word document at the bottom of the page and keep track of your progress.
Priority name changes
- Marriage certificate from Births, Deaths and Marriages. Fees appy. You need your certificate to prove your new name with banks, passports and driver licensing
- Driver’s license. Unless you live in WA, you need to do this in person. Take your original BDM marriage certificate and current license.
- Bank accounts. Banks with substantial branch networks usually require you to visit in person with photo ID, bank plastic cards and your original BDM marriage certificate.
- Medicare. Visit a Medicare office in person with your original marriage certificate and photo ID.
- Your employer. You may get your email address, directory listing and business cards all updated while you are on your honeymoon.
All other name changes
- Passport. Unless you’re travelling soon you may want to leave this till later. You may be required to send your marriage certificate, which will delay your name change with other organisations.
- Car registration. This can usually be done when changing names on your drivers license.
- Electoral Roll
- Australian Taxation Office
- Utilities (electricity, gas, water)
- Home phone
- Mobile phone
- Pay TV
- Insurance (car, house, health, life, income protection)
- Investments and shares
- Frequent Flyer
- Loyalty Clubs
- Auto clubs (RACV)
- Sports clubs (racing clubs, football clubs)
- Memberships (library, gym, etc)
- Magazine subscriptions
- Australian Business registrar (if you are a director of a company)
- Local council (if you pay rates)
- Landlord/agent (if renting) and rental bonds
- Alumni (university, high school)
- Your children’s school (if applicable)
- Professional services (your accountant, lawyer, health care specialists)
- Online (Facebook, ebay, LinkedIn)
- Road toll accounts
- Australian Organ Donor Register
- Pet microchip company
- Your will (marriage immediately voids any prior will)
Free Name Change Checklist
Want us to take care of all your name change paperwork?
See our interactive online checklist here. We'll list almost all the companies you need to notify of your new name, so you can check them off online, then we'll send you the name change procedure or corresponding paperwork.
Considering Changing Names?
- BDM Certificates
- Driver License
- Over 50 listings!
- 13 company categories
- Ready to send letters
- Company name change forms
- Just sign & send!