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Fees

 

  • The following fees are effective 1 July 2016.
  • All prices shown below include GST (if payable and where applicable).
  • Additional fees apply for postage (see below).
  • Methods of payment accepted are EFTPOS, Credit card (no AMEX or Diners Club), Bank cheque or Money order. Personal cheques are also accepted. Cash is not accepted.
  • Make bank cheques and money orders payable to "Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages."

General products and services

Product

Price

Standard certificate

Fee for a standard birth, death, marriage, change of name or single status certificate.

$31.80

Commemorative birth certificate

Note. You cannot use a commemorative certificate for official purposes, such as proof of identity. If you need a certificate for official purposes, apply for a standard birth certificate.

$60.00

Deed Poll certificate

Note. If you changed your name after October 1986, do not apply for a Deed Poll certificate. Instead, you need to apply for either a standard birth certificate (if born in Victoria) or a replacement change of name certificate (if born outside Victoria).

$31.80

Change of name registration

Note.

  • Includes standard certificate fee of $31.80.
  • Change of name registration fee of $72.20 is non-refundable.

Priority service 

  • This service ensures that an approved and complete change of name application will be processed and a certificate issued within 5 working days.

Note. This fee is in addition to the change of name registration fee and is non-refundable

 

$104.00

 

 

 

$110.00

Alteration of sex in the Victorian birth register

Note

  • Includes standard certificate fee of $31.80.
  • Alteration of sex registration fee of $72.20 is non-refundable.

 

$104.00

Recognised details certificate

Fee for the certificate and registration of a non-Victorian born person's sex change. 

$104.10

Addition of registrable information

Fee to add information to a Victorian birth record (e.g. father's details or same-sex parent's details).

$72.20

Application for information held in the Central Register

Note. There is no fee for access to information held in the Voluntary Register.

$72.20

Copy of the original registration document

$92.00

Fax fee

$30.00

Certificate envelope

Fee for a protective envelope to keep your certificate safe (Only available at our Melbourne Customer Service Centre).

$1.00

Verification letter

Verifies the details of a birth, death or marriage where the applicant cannot demonstrate eligibility for the standard certificate. Applicant must provide a legitimate need for the information.

$31.80

Priority service fee

The Registry offers a priority service for:

  • applications to register a change of name
  • applications to correct the register
  • birth registrations
  • marriage registrations.

Applicants must be aware that if the application does not comply with the preconditions of the application, the priority fee is not refunded. See the Priority Service Policy for more information.

$110.00

Postage  - go to Australia Post for product details

Price

Australia

 
Standard Post / Handling $1.00

Registered Post (Standard)

Note. We do not send commemorative certificates by Registered post.

$7.20

Express Post

Note.

  • We do not send commemorative certificates by Express post.
  • This is not a priority service fee - standard turnaround times still apply.
$7.60

Outside Australia

 
Airmail (Standard post) $3.50
Express Courier International $51.00

Victorian Marriage Registry

Product

Price

  Thomas Hyde room
(up to 8 guests)
Margaret Craig room
(up to 55 guests)

Midweek

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday - 9:30am to 4:30pm

(Please note Tuesdays are only available during peak periods)

$320.00 $420.00

Premium

Friday to Sunday

$390.00 $490.00
Note: The $170.00 booking fee is non-refundable.    

Reschedule fee

 
More than 60 days before your wedding date $50.00
46 to 60 days before your wedding date $100.00
Less than 45 days before your wedding date $200.00

Cancellation fee

 

45 days or more before your wedding date

Note. BDM will refund your ceremony fee, but not the $170.00 booking fee.

$170.00

Less than 45 days before your wedding date

Note. BDM will not issue any refund.

Whole of fee paid

Shortening your notice period

 

Fee to marry less than one month after giving your notice of intent to marry.

Note

$50.00

Relationships Register

Product

Price

Application to register a relationship

Note

  • Fee applies to both domestic and caring relationship registration.
  • The $214.70 registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Does not include certificate fee.
$214.70

Standard relationship certificate

Fee for a standard domestic or caring relationship certificate.

$31.80

Commemorative relationship certificate

Note

  • BDM only issues commemorative certificates for domestic relationship registrations.
  • You cannot use a commemorative certificate for official purposes, such as proof of event. If you need a certificate for official purposes, apply for a standard relationship certificate.
$60.00

Revocation of a relationship registration

Note

  • The $72.20 revocation fee is non-refundable.
  • Does not include certificate fee.
$72.20

Family history products and services

Product

Price

Historical certificate

Fee for an historical birth, marriage or death certificate.

$31.80

Uncertified historical image

Fee for an uncertified image of an historical birth, marriage or death certificate.

Note

  • The information on an uncertified image is identical to the information on an historical certificate for the same event.
  • You can purchase uncertified images while searching the online indexes.
  • You can also purchase uncertified images separately online or by mail; you must provide the registration number and registration year of the birth, marriage or death for the image you want.
  • You cannot use an uncertified image for official purposes.

 

$24.60