The Pathfinders National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program
Pathfinders is a not for profit organisation funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to provide free birth certificates for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged between 0 and 21.
About 1/3 of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children born in Australia each year (6,000) do not register their births or obtain birth certificates in their first year of life. This makes them particularly vulnerable to missing out later in life. Pathfinders want every Australian to have a birth certificate, and to make our nation a fairer place. They want everyone to develop a legal and personal identity, to be full citizens, to contribute to society, and get the most out of life. They are also asking governments to make birth certificates free and automatic at birth, so future generations of Australians will not have to fill out paperwork and pay for this basic right of citizenship.
If your school or community organisation would like to access support to assist families obtain birth certificates for their children at no charge, please see attached information.
A brief explanation of the process is as follows:
Please note: You do not need to wait for a sign-up day event to access this support. Just follow the brief explanation above and you can’t go wrong. But if in doubt contact Hilton.
o When certificates are generated from Births Deaths and Marriages they will be sent to the contact officer on the authority form. This will give schools/community organisations time to get certified copies to be kept of the students file for when they transition to another school etc. before handing original to the parent.
|National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program|
|COFF HARBOUR NSW|
|Mob: 0427 726 559|
• Opening Days & Hours
Clients aged 65 years and over (or 50 and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)-
Our centre will be open on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.
Interactive session and morning tea will be provided. The cost will be $10/ session.
• Opening Days & Hours
Clients under 65, or under 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who live at home and whose capacity for independent is living is at risk-
Our centre will be open on Tuesday for an interactive afternoon session staring at 1pm and finishing at 4pm.
This will include afternoon tea. The cost will be $10/ session.
Thursday is an all-day interactive day, starting at 9am and finishing at 3pm.
This will include morning tea and lunch. The cost will be $15 for the full day.
Contact: Alison Casey 0428 751 127
Office: 07 4622 1434
Community Service Coordinator (Centre Base)
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53 Bungil Street, Roma, QLD 4350.
PO Box 430,Roma, QLD 4350
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