Due to maintenance between 5:30PM and 9:30PM on Wednesday 10 February 2016, you will not be able to apply for certificates, purchase images, search historical indexes, search popular baby names or upload data.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
As of 20 January 2016, the BDM Service Centre will no longer accept cash as method of payment. The only methods of payment accepted are EFTPOS, Credit card (no AMEX), Bank cheque or Money order.
When can I expect my certificate?
Last updated Monday 8 February 2016
* add up to 6 days for Australia Post's Regular Post service.
Multiple birth certificates ordered
If you ordered more than one copy of a birth certificate at the time you registered your baby's birth, each will be sent in its own envelope (except Registered Post). This will provide greater protection for the information contained within your certificates. While the certificates ordered will leave BDM premises all on the same day, Australia Post may deliver the envelopes on different days.
Open 8am - 4pm
Monday to Friday
(excluding public holidays)
Peak time 11am - 3pm
Wait times may be 2 hours or more during peak times
BDM Service Centre
595 Collins Street
or visit our Justice Service Centres
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