Aboriginal kids need a birth certificate for a great start in life, in school and in their community. 

Adults need them too.

You need a birth certificate to get:

  • A bank account
  • A driver’s licence
  • A tax file number
  • Government services and payments.

Birth registration is free and it’s never too late to register a birth.

Help with certificate fees and proof of identity requirements is available.

Ask us more by emailing bdmindigenousaccess@justice.vic.gov.au (External link).

Strong identity, strong spirit is a project to improve access to BDM services. BDM works with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and other Aboriginal service providers to host events in communities.

From October 2017 to December 2018, BDM attended over 44 community events, helping Aboriginal community members to access BDM services. This work resulted in:

  • Over 200 birth certificates issued to children and adults; and 
  • Over 44 births registered for children of all ages 

BDM travels to Aboriginal communities across Victoria to provide BDM services. If your community has a need for BDM services, please email bdmindigenousaccess@justice.vic.gov.au (External link).

Download the Strong identity, Strong spirit poster in A4 or A3 format below.

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria
Department of Justice and Community Safety
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