What we need from you
1. Details of the person named on the certificate
At minimum, you'll be asked for:
- First name
- Family name
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Name of the mother
- Name of the second parent (if applicable)
- Reason for application
- Date of previous marriage/s and divorce (if applicable).
If you've been previously married and are divorced or widowed, we'll also ask for:
- Your date of divorce, or
- A copy of your spouse's death certificate.
3. Proof that you're eligible to get the certificate
If you're applying for your own certificate, you only need to provide proof of your identity.
If you're applying for someone else's certificate, you also need to provide:
Processing and delivery
How long will it take for my application to be processed?
|Processing start date||Processing time||Pick up/delivery|
|10 working days||
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If you applied for more than one copy of a certificate, each will be posted separately for security reasons, unless you asked for them to be sent by Registered Post.
We'll post them all on the same day, but bear in mind that Australia Post may deliver them on different days.
Fees and payments
|Accepted as an official single status certificate.|
Shipping fees cannot be refunded if you decide to collect your certificate(s) in person.
|Postage - see Australia Post for product details||Price|
Registered post (Standard)
Note: We do no send commemorative certificates by Registered post.
|Airmail (Standard post)||$3.70|
|Express Courier International||$52.80|
Check the Payment methods we accept.