Your birth certificate is an important personal document. It's proof of identity for many purposes, such as claiming government benefits, enrolling in school and applying for a passport or driver licence.
Before you can get a birth certificate, the birth needs to be registered in Victoria. See Register a birth.
When ordering a certificate you will need to prove your identity.
Read our information for young people on getting a birth certificate.
Get an overview of the steps for getting a birth certificate.