• Correct your date of birth record

    If your date of birth is recorded incorrectly, you can correct this:

    Online

    The quickest way to correct your date of birth is by using our online services for individuals. All you need is a myGovExternal Link account linked to the ATO.

    You'll need at least one of the following identity documents to make the change:

    • Australian full birth certificate – not an extract
    • Australian passport
    • Australian citizenship certificate
    • Australian visa
    • Australian driver licence or learner’s permit.

    We'll check your document details with the agencies that issued them.

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    At Australia Post

    You can correct your date of birth at an Australia Post outlet. Visit the Australia Post office locatorThis link opens in a new window to find a participating retail outlet near you, then:

    1. Complete the online formThis link opens in a new window
    2. Print the summary to take to your Australia Post interview
    3. Attend an interview at a participating Australia Post This link opens in a new windowoutlet within 30 days of completing your online form. Take your printed summary and proof-of-identity documents to the interview.

    You may need to book an appointment to attend an interview at a participating Australia Post retail outlet.

    By phone

    We can correct your date of birth over the phone if you have the right documents to make the change. Phone us to speak to a customer services representative.

    You’ll need at least one of the following identity documents that can be checked over the phone:

    • Australian full birth certificate – not an extract
    • Australian passport
    • Australian citizenship certificate, or Extract from Register of Citizenship by Descent
    • Australian driver licence or learner’s permit.

    We'll check your document information with the agencies that issued them. If we can't make the changes over the phone, we'll give you other options.

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    Foreign residents

    If you are a foreign resident and don't have an Australian identity document, you can download and complete the form Update date of birth (PDF 271KB)This link will download a file, and post it to the address on the form along with a certified copy of your original identity document.

    We accept the following identity documents:        

    • foreign birth certificate
    • foreign passport.

    Documents you mail to us may not be returned to you – so don't post original documents.

    It can take up to 28 days to update your records after we receive the form.

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    Last modified: 22 Aug 2017QC 44771