Recognising the significance of life events

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.

Some turnaround times are temporarily slower while we complete the transition to a new core business system. We thank you for your patience. Read more about our certificate turnaround times.

In special circumstances only, we offer 'urgent and compassionate' turnaround times. You will need to explain why your circumstances are urgent and compassionate. If you meet the criteria, we will tell you about any extra requirements.

For urgent and compassionate certificates (e.g. urgent travel requests):

  1. Apply online, then
  2. Call the BDM Service Centre on 1300 369 367 (within Australia) or +61 3 9613 5111 (overseas callers).

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 offers elegant ceremonies at Melbourne's Old Treasury Building.