When can I expect my certificate?

Last updated Monday 2 March

Birth certificates
mailing in 11 business days*
Birth certificates for newborns
mailing in 28 business days*
Marriage certificates
mailing in 11 business days*
Marriage certificates for newly married couples
mailing in 38 business days*
Change of name certificates
mailing in 41 business days*

* Please also allow an average of 3 days postage

View all our certificate turnaround times.

Latest news

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Lucky day for marriages

04 Mar, 2015

The Victorian Marriage Registry will open on Tuesday 5 May, 2015.

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New 'Victorian Life' commemorative birth certificate now available

09 Jul, 2014

The new Victorian Life commemorative birth certificate can now be purchased.

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BDM fee and form changes

26 Jun, 2014

On 1 July 2014, the fees for some BDM products and services will change. There are also major changes to the Change of Name-adult and Change of Name-child forms.