Information Sharing Agreement with Police

The proposed information sharing agreement will enable the Registrar-General, Births, Deaths and Marriages to regularly provide information regarding registered name changes, deaths, and non-disclosure directions to Police.

Police will use this information to match against the identities held in Police’s system. Where there is a match, Police will add the new name, indicate that the person is deceased, or indicate that the person has a non-disclosure direction in force.

Public consultation is now closed

Police Minister Stuart Nash has announced that Police and the Registrar-General, Births, Deaths and Marriages are consulting the public on an information sharing agreement between the two agencies.

Public consultation ran from 9 October to 6 November 2018. More information, at