Due to maintenance between 5:30PM and 6:30PM on Wednesday 13 May 2015, you will not be able to apply for certificates or purchase images, search historical indexes or popular baby names, or upload data. We apologise for any inconvenience.

When can I expect my certificate?

Last updated Monday 4 May

Birth certificates
mailing in 12 business days*
Birth certificates for newborns
mailing in 40 business days*
Marriage certificates
mailing in 12 business days*
Marriage certificates for newly married couples
mailing in 46 business days*
Change of name certificates
mailing in 52 business days*

* Please also allow an average of 3-5 days postage

View all our certificate turnaround times.