Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Bill

About this bill

This bill re-enacts the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995; gives effect to the recommendations arising from the Minister of Internal Affairs’ review presented on 20 October 2016; updates and amends provisions in the existing law; and responds to 3 discrete issues raised in the Law Commission’s review of burial and cremation law.

Current status

Royal Assent given 15 December 2021.
Enacted as the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 2021 (2021/57)

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Government bill


All data
Bill type Government bill
Parliament 53
Ref 296-3
Introduced 10 August 2017
First reading 5 December 2017
Select Committee Governance and Administration Committee
Public submissions due 2 March 2018
Select Committee report back 10 August 2018
Second reading 11 August 2021
Committee of the whole House 7 December 2021
Third reading 9 December 2021
Royal Assent 15 December 2021
Enacted as Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 2021 (2021/57)
Divided No

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