Key points

The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria (BDM) keeps information relating to:

  • Births
  • Deaths
  • Marriages
  • Registered relationships
  • Adoption or surrogacy arrangements
  • Changes of sex (or recognised details)
  • Changes of name.

To protect people’s privacy, access to this information is restricted for specific periods. Certain people and organisations will have valid reasons to access this information kept by BDM within the restricted period. This policy details how BDM protects privacy and enables appropriate access.

For further information on the use and management of information collected by BDM see BDM’s Privacy Policy.

This introduction page, and the pages listed below, comprise BDM’s policy on access to information kept by BDM.