BASIC (08-05)

GN 00312.026 Australia – Vital Statistics Records

A. Procedure - General

The following website provides links to the vital statistics registries in the places (except Norfolk Island) listed below: http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/bdmaus/.

When requesting birth, marriage or death certificates from Australia, the following information must be given as part of the request(s):

1. Birth Certificates

  • Full name of individual at birth,

  • Date and place of birth, and

  • Full names of both parents, including the mother’s maiden name.

2. Marriage Certificates

  • Full names of both parties, and

  • Date and place of marriage.

3. Death Certificates

  • Full name of the deceased,

  • Date and place of death, and

  • Full names of deceased’s parents, including the mother’s maiden name.

NOTE: When applying by mail, photocopies of the documents of identity and relationship to the person whose certificate is being requested are required. See the individual websites for information on what constitutes proof of identity.

B. Procedure – Australian Capitol Territory

1. Birth, Marriage and Death Records

a. Office to Contact

Office of the Registrar of Births, Death and Marriages

P.O. Box 225

Civic Square
Canberra City, A.C.T. 2608

b. Fee

A $32.00 plus A $5.00 for postage.

2. Divorce Records

a. Office to Contact

Registrar of the court in Canberra that granted the divorce

This will be:

  • Family Court of Australia — Canberra; or

  • Supreme Court of A.C.T.

b. Fee

Unknown.

C. Procedure – New South Wales

1. Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

a. Office to Contact

Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths

G.P.O. Box 30

Sydney, N.S.W. 2001

NOTE: The request must show the reason the certificate is needed.

b. Fee

A $29.00 -- A $44.00 if there is an urgent need for the certification.

2. Divorce Records - Divorce Began Before 6/1/76

a. Office to Contact

Supreme Court of New South Wales
Family Law Divison
G.P.O. Box 3
Sydney, N.S.W.

b. Fee

A $26.00.

3. Divorce Records - Divorce Granted After 1/5/76

a. Office to Contact

  • Family Law Court of Australia

    G.P.O. Box 991

    Sydney, N.S.W.

  • Family Court of Australia

    P.O.Box 399

    Parramatta, N.S.W.

    NOTE: The Parrametta Registry of the Family Court of Australia began operations on 8/2/76.

b. Fee

Supreme Court of New South Wales: A 26.00

Family Law Court of Australia, Sydney: No fee

Family Law Court of Australia, Parrametta: Unknown

D. Procedure – Norfolk Island

1. Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

a. Office to Contact

Registrar's Office
Norfolk Island 2899

b. Fee

A $2.00 – Add an additional fee of A $10.00 if there is an urgent need for the certification.

2. Divorce Records

a. Office to Contact

Clerk of the Court of Petty Sessions

Norfolk Island

b. Fee

Unknown.

E. Procedure – Northern Territory

1. Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

a. Office to Contact

Registrar General's Office
Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
P.O. Box 3021
Darwin, N.T. 8001

b. Fee

A $25.00 - Add an additional fee of A $30.00 if there is an urgent need for the certification.

2. Divorce Records

a. Office to Contact

Supreme Court
P.O. Box 3946
Darwin, N.T. 5794

b. Fee

Unknown.

F. Procedure – Queensland

1. Birth, Marriage and Death Records

a. Office to Contact

Registrar General's Office
Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths
P.O. Box 188
Albert Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4002

b. Fee

A $24.00 - Add an additional fee of A $18.00 if there is an urgent need for the certification.

2. Divorce Records

a. Office to Contact

Marriage records are annotated to show whether a marriage was terminated by divorce or annulment by an Australian court.

b. Fee

Unknown

G. Procedure – South Australia

1. Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

a. Office to Contact

Principal Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
G.P.O. Box 1351
Adelaide, S.A. 5001

b. Fee

A $33.00 -- Add an additional fee of A $25.00 if there is an urgent need for the certification.

2. Divorce Records - Divorce Instituted Before 1/1/76

a. Office to Contact

Master of the Supreme Court
1 Gouger Street
Adelaide, S.A. 5000

b. Fee

Unknown.

3. Divorce Records - Divorce Instituted After 1/1/76

a. Office to Contact

Family Law Court
25 Grenfill Street
Adelaide, S.A. 5000

b. Fee

Unknown.

H. Procedure – Tasmania

1. Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

a. Office to Contact

Registrar General
G.P.O. 198
Hobart, Tasmania 7001

b. Fee

A $31.08 -- Add an additional fee of A $22.20 if there is an urgent need for the certification.

Payment must be by credit card (MasterCard, BankCard or Visa) or bank draft in Australian dollars.

2. Divorce Records - Divorce Granted Before 1/1/76

a. Office to Contact

Registrar of the Supreme Court
G.P.O. Box 1678
Hobart, Tasmania 7001

b. Fee

Unknown.

3. Divorce Records - Divorce Granted After 1/1/76

a. Office to Contact

Family Law Court
Corner Murray and Liverpool Streets
Hobart, Tasmania 7000

b. Fee

Unknown.

I. Procedure – Victoria

1. Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

a. Office to Contact

Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
P.O. Box 4332
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

b. Fee

A $17.50, plus A$10.00 for overseas postage.

2. Divorce Records - Divorce Granted Before 1/1/76

a. Office to Contact

Prothonotary of the Supreme Court
William Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

b. Fee

Unknown.

3. Divorce Records - Divorce Granted After 1/1/76

a. Office to Contact

Family Law Court
570 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

b. Fee

Unknown.

J. Procedure – Western Australia

1. Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

a. Office to Contact

Registrar General's Office
Level 10 Westralia Square
141 St. George's Terrace
Perth, W.A.  6000

b. Fee

A $35.00 -- Add an additional fee of A $25.00 if there is an urgent need for the certification.

2. Divorce Records - Divorce Filed Before 6/1/76

a. Office to Contact

Supreme Court
Stirling Gardens Barrack Street
Perth, W.A.

b. Fee

Unknown.

3. Divorce Records - Divorce Filed After 6/1/76

a. Office to Contact

Family Court of Western Australia
45 St. George's Terrace
Perth, W.A.

b. Fee

Unknown.


To Link to this section - Use this URL:
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0200312026
GN 00312.026 - Australia - Vital Statistics Records - 08/26/2005
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:08/26/2005