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Fees

  • The following fees are effective 1 July 2013.
  • All prices shown below include GST and standard postage and handling (if payable and where applicable).
  • Additional fees apply for optional Registered, Express or International Express postage (see below).
  • Make 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.

$29.20

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.

$49.50

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).

$29.20

Abridged Birth or Death certificate

Note. These certificates contain less information that the standard birth or death certificates, and may not be accepted by all organisations. We recommend you contact the organisation you need to provide the certificate to, before applying for an abridged certificate.

$29.20

Change of name registration

Note.

  • Includes standard certificate fee of $29.20.
  • Change of name registration fee of $66.50 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

$95.70

 

 

 

$95.00

Alteration of sex in the Victorian birth register

Note

  • Includes standard certificate fee of $29.20.
  • Alteration of sex registration fee of $66.50 is non-refundable.
$95.70

Recognised details certificate

Fee for a certificate recognising a non-Victorian born person's sex change.

$95.70

Addition of registrable information

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

$66.50

Application for information held in the Central Register

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

$66.50

Registered post (within Australia)

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

$6.00

Express post (within Australia)

Note.

  • We do not send commemorative certificates by Express post.
  • This is not a priority service fee - standard turnaround times still apply.
$6.50

International express post

Note

  • We do not send commemorative certificates by International express post.
  • This is not a priority service fee - standard turnaround times still apply.
$16.00

Fax fee

$15.00

Certificate envelope

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

$0.50

Authorised Agencies search fee

Fee to search the Victorian registers and issue information to authorised agencies.

$14.60

Victorian Marriage Registry

Product

Price

Booking fee

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

Midweek

Monday to Thursday

$300.00 $380.00

Premium

Friday to Sunday

$350.00 $430.00

Note

The $135.00 booking fee is non-refundable.

   

Reschedule fee

 
More than 60 days before your wedding date $46.00
30 days to 60 days before your wedding date $90.00
Less than 30 days before your wedding date $185.00

Cancellation fee

 

30 days or more before your wedding date

Note. BDM will refund your ceremony fee, but not the $135.00 booking fee.

$150.00

Less than 30 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

$46.00

Relationships Register

Product

Price

Application to register a relationship

Note

  • Fee applies to both domestic and caring relationship registration.
  • The $197.70 registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Does not include certificate fee.
$197.70

Standard relationship certificate

Fee for a standard domestic or caring relationship certificate.

$29.20

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.
$49.50

Revocation of a relationship registration

Note

  • The $66.50 revocation fee is non-refundable.
  • Does not include certificate fee.
$66.50

VicHeritage™ family history products and services

Product

Price

Search historical and marine indexes online

Note

  • You will only be charged for the number of results screens you view.
  • Each screen contains up to 20 records.
$0.99
(per screen)

Historical certificate

Fee for an historical birth, marriage or death certificate.

$29.20

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.
$20.00

Australia's Army War Dead (1885 - 1972) DVD-ROM

Contains over 80,000 Australian Army index records for service personnel who died during conflict.

$99.00

Victoria's Early Church Records (1836 - 1853) DVD-ROM

Contains over 80,000 records of baptisms, marriages and burials conducted by Victoria's churches (with images).

$180.00

Marine Index (1853 - 1920) CD-ROM

Contains records of births, deaths and marriages that occurred on-board ships bound for Victorian ports (with images).

$99.00

Marriages Index (1921 - 1942) CD-ROM

Contains records of marriages that occurred in Victoria.

$99.00

Delving into Digger™

Your guide to using the VicHeritage™ CD-ROM index databases.

$6.60