The PNABC program is currently not running, but Pathfinders is determined to source additional funds to keep this vital program operating.
The Pathfinders Aboriginal Birth Certificate Project, is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program that aims to redress this issue by conducting sign-up days in towns and areas where there are significant numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who don’t have birth certificates. Since the program’s inception more than 8,000 people have gained access to their birth certificates.
A free Birth Certificate is available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants who meet the following criteria:
Pathfinders recognises that in the absence of a Birth Certificate it may be difficult to produce the forms of identification required to apply for a certificate. Several forms of identification are still required by law and Parents/Guardians and young people 16 yrs and over must bring 3 forms of ID from the following:
(You need one from here)
(You need two from here)
|Proof of Guardianship
(You need one from here)
|Driver’s License||Medicare Card||Child’s name on Medicare card|
|Passport||Credit or Debit Card||Child’s name on C’link card|
|Firearm’s License||Proof of Age Card||Letter from at GP|
|RTA or RMS Photo card||Letter from Centrelink|
|Centrelink Benefit Card|
|Certificate of Aboriginality|
We continue to advocate and lobby for additional funding and to make the process simpler and more affordable for all Australians. Private and corporate donations are welcome.
If you would like to discuss a donation or funding opportunity for this vital program, contact Joe Craigie on 0409 583 653 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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