When can I expect my certificate?

Last updated Monday 2 May 2016 

Certificate type                                

Processing time*

Birth certificates
17 business days
Birth certificates for newborns
33 business days
Marriage certificates
17 business days
Marriage certificates for newly married couples
42 business days
Change of name certificates
76 business days

* add up to 6 days for Australia Post's Regular Post service.

View all our certificate turnaround times.


Check the status of your online application
 

Opening hours

Open 8am - 4pm

Monday to Friday
(excluding public holidays)

Limited services 12pm - 4pm

Payment methods

Peak time 11am - 3pm

Wait times may be 2 hours or more during peak times

BDM Service Centre

Ground floor
595 Collins Street
Melbourne

or visit our Justice Service Centres

 

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