The Registry of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria (BDM) can provide information in the following formats:

Format Description
Standard certificates
  • Includes birth, death and marriage certificates
  • A standard certificate can be used for all legal purposes including proof of identity
Commemorative certificates
  • Commemorative designs are available for births and registered relationships
  • Cannot be used as proof of identity
Letters of verification
  • Letter to confirm whether an event has been entered on a register kept by BDM
  • Can include some information about the registered event
  • Cannot be used as proof of identity.
Information Data relating to an individual or many people kept by BDM.