Recognising the significance of life events

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The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria has been recording significant life events for Victorians since 1853. Learn more About us and the History of the Registry.

When will I receive my certificate?

When you apply for a certificate or registration, we email you details of documents you need to provide. We can’t start processing until we’ve received them.

Once you’ve provided the documents, check our certificate turnaround times.

Key services

Proving your identity

Proving your identity

We deal with personal information on a daily basis. That's why when you apply for any of our services, we ask you to prove your identity.

Our services

Our services

Apply online: it's the most convenient way to apply for a certificate or register a life event.

Supporting information

Search your family history

Search your family history

Records of births, marriages and deaths can provide unique insight into your family history and identity.

Victorian Marriage Registry

Victorian Marriage Registry

The Victorian Marriage Registry is the largest provider of wedding ceremonies in Victoria. We host weddings for couples living in or visiting Melbourne for their special day. We deliver effortless, intimate and memorable ceremonies. Our celebrants are among Australia’s most experienced.

Change a record of sex

Change a record of sex

It’s now easier for Victorians to change the record of sex in their birth registration.