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You sure you didn't do the update online? Cause you only have to take a photo of the back page and upload it, hence why you still have the form. Pretty sure you wouldn't get a medicare card etc without submitting it.
We oopsied with our youngest - looking for her birth certificate for kindergarten and went to organise a replacement - uh oh never actually got her birth certificate - all was fine and the person at births deaths and marriages says it actually happens a lot with “subsequent” children 😂😅
You definitely won't get in trouble. My daughter is 17 mths old and we only just got her registered. And centrelink backpayed my ftb from her d.o.b.
We did send in his birth certificate form
1. Registers birth with births deaths and marriages in your state, this is where you get a birth certificate from
2. Register birth with centerlink/medicare so you can get a medicare card and have your child added to your family to update payments etc
I don't think you will get in trouble but I didn't think you could apply for centrelink or medicare until the birth had been registered? Or is this not the case? It's been 12 years since my last baby so I could be wrong.