You can include your child’s Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity on their birth record. To do this, one of the parents must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander on the birth registration statement. This information does not appear on certificates.
Confirmation of Aboriginality
BDM does not provide Confirmation of Aboriginality. If you need one, contact your local Aboriginal Land Council or Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation. They are responsible for providing Confirmation of Aboriginality.
Planning for services
We share some of our data with the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This includes the number of Aboriginal births in Victoria. This data helps to guide the planning and delivery of services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
About the photo on this page
Kiera Chavez with Jirran Ellis (Wemba-Wemba, Yorta-Yorta & Gunai Kurnai). Photo by Michael Jalaru Torres (Djugun & Yawuru).