To interact with us online, you must register.
Registration is available to government agencies and professionals who, as part of their work:
- Submit data to us that affects birth, death or marriage records
- Request certificates or data from us – such as courts, other government agencies, adoptions agencies and legal professionals.
You can read more about registration.
Once you have an account you will be able to make payment (if applicable) and track the progress of your interactions with us.
Note: If you are an adopted person trying to trace your birth family, visit our Adoptions page.
Adoption information requests
Approved Adoption Information Services can submit adoption information requests. You can request records including births, marriages, deaths and changes of name.
You will need to provide your agency’s registration number for the client.
Authorised staff of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) can notify us of new Adoption Orders. You will need to provide the Adoption Order number as well as other required information about the adopted person.
BDM will register the adoption and create a new birth certificate for the adopted person.
County Court personnel can notify us of new Surrogacy orders. We will need to know the Substitute Parentage Order number as well as other information about the child and parents.