Can I change back to my maiden name without a divorce Australia?
If you married in Australia and took on your spouse's name, you can go back to your previous family name. (This might be due to separation, divorce or personal choice. You don't need to have separated or divorced.) You don't need to apply for a change of name with BDM.
Can I revert to my maiden name?
All you need to revert your ID and bank accounts back to your maiden name after you divorce is your decree absolute and your marriage certificate. Alternatively, you can change your name by deed poll and present this document instead.
How do I change back to my maiden name in Australia?
If this is the case, it is relatively simple to go back to using your maiden name. You simply need to take with you a copy of the Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate and, if applicable, the Divorce Order to the relevant institutions and inform them that you are reverting to your maiden name.
Can you change surname before divorce?
If you haven't got a copy of one of the required documents, or you haven't yet received your decree absolute, then you can change your name by deed poll — you don't have to wait until your divorce is finalised.