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Online services will be unavailable between:

  • 7:00am - 9:00am Wednesday 28 September
  • 6:30pm Thursday 29 - 6:30am Friday 30 September

During these times 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.

Complete online

1 Provide details for a certificate

Apply online for a certificate as a record of:

  • birth
  • change of name
  • marriage
  • single status or
  • death
  • relationship

Applying for someone else's certificate?

2 Pay online

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Our secure online payment system accepts Visa or Mastercard only.

Complete by mail or in person

3 Provide proof of identity

Driver license + Medicare card

Don't have a driver licence and medicare card?

View options for providing proof of identity to BDM

4 Get your certificate

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In line with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014, the Registry is collecting information in this form to determine your eligibility to obtain the requested certificate and to prevent fraud. A copy of the Registry's Privacy Policy is available at

If you do not provide all of the information requested, particularly that relating to the reason the document is required and your relationship to the registered person, then you may not be provided with a certified copy of the certificate.