Due to maintenance between 5:30pm and 6:30pm (AEST) on Tuesday 29 July 2014, you will not be able to:

  • apply for certificates
  • purchase or download family history images
  • search family history records or popular baby names
  • upload data 

We apologise for any inconvenience.

When can I expect my certificate?

Last updated Monday July 28

Birth certificates
mailing in 6 business days*
Birth certificates for newborns
mailing in 23 business days*
Marriage certificates
mailing in 6 business days*
Marriage certificates for newly married couples
mailing in 8 business days*
Change of name certificates
mailing in 24 business days*

* Please also allow an average of 3 days postage

Certificates issued this week:
1,759
Certificates issued this financial year:
8,777

Interested in a different certificate type? View all our certificate turnaround times.

Latest news

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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.

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Re-release of Edwardian Index CD-ROM

27 May, 2014

The Edwardian Index is now available to purchase online.