So you're married and want to change your name? Here's a handy cheat sheet! 😉

Hello newly-weds!

Congratulations, you have received your official Marriage Certificate from Births, Deaths & Marriages and you’ve decided to change your name so here’s how to get started…

☞ Get half a dozen or so, J.P. certified copies of your official Marriage Certificate

☞ Having photo ID in your new name is the first thing you will need so, head to the Dept. of Transport to change your Drivers License details


☞ Then, prioritise these:

  • Medicare

  • Private Health Fund

  • Doctors

  • Life Insurance

  • Passport

  • Bank Accounts incl. credit/debit cards

  • Investments/shares

  • Employer

  • Solicitor - names on wills etc

  • Superannuation

  • Australian Tax Office

  • Accountant


☞ House & Car

  • Car rego/insurance

  • Toll

  • Car breakdown associations

  • Mortgage Provider

  • Landlord/Agency

  • Home Insurance

  • Electricity/Gas /Water/Phone/Internet/Pay TV Provider

  • Council Rates

☞ Mind, Body & Social

  • Dentist

  • Gym/Sports Clubs

  • Social Media

  • Email address

  • Voicemail message

  • Social Clubs

  • On-line shopping accounts eg. Afterpay 😍

☞ Bits ‘n’ Bobs

  • Loyalty Clubs/cards

  • Library

  • Professional Associations

  • Business name Registrations

  • Electoral Roll

  • Store Cards

  • Pet Registrations/Vets

  • School

  • Child-care Providers


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