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Apply in Person at the Perth Registry Office

Western Australian certificates are available in person from the Registry Office on application and payment of the relevant fee. If the birth, death, marriage or change of name occurred in another State, contact the relevant Registry Office.

Uncertified copies of birth, death and marriage records are available on application to the Perth Registry only.

Certificates will only be issued where:

Evidence-of-Identity Requirements

When applying for a certificate in person three forms of evidence-of-identity must be provided. Photocopies must be certified by a qualified person.

Further information is available on the Evidence-of-Identity Requirements page.

Certification requirements

Photocopies of evidence-of-identity documents will only be accepted if they are certified by a qualified person as being "true copies" of the original documents. Information about who can certify documents is provided on the application form.

How do I apply?

Print and complete the relevant application below and post it to the Registry with photocopied and certified identification and payment.

Birth

Death

Marriage

Commemorative Birth

Replacement Change of Name

Result of Marriage Search

Correct a Certificate

Letter of Authority

Family History Reduced Fee

Uncertified Copy

Where do I apply?

Westralia Square
Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000

Business hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm (except public holidays).

To avoid the usual busy times please consider visiting the Perth Registry between 8:30am to 10am or 2pm to 4pm.

Payment

Payment is accepted by:

  • Cash/cheque/money order
  • Credit card (MasterCard or Visa only)
  • Eftpos (debit card).

Cheques or money orders should be made payable to: Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages.

Certificates - Delivery Times

Type of CertificateYear of eventDelivery time

Birth, Death or Marriage

1841 onwards

While you wait.

Replacement Change of Name

26 November 2001 onwards

31 January 1957-25 November 2001

Prior to 31 January 1957 enquiries should be directed to Landgate.

While you wait

If registered 31 January 1957-25 November 2001 allow up to two working days for collection.

Single Status Certificate

Nominated date range

While you wait

Uncertified copy
(images)

Births - that occurred 100 years or more ago

Deaths - 1841 to 1983
(From 1984 all deaths are computerised and there is no image of the original register)

Marriages - that occurred 75 years or more ago

Up to 15 working days plus regular return postal delivery.

Correct a Certificate - Delivery Time

Type of CertificateYear of eventDelivery time

Birth, Death or Marriage

1841 onwards

Within four working days plus regular postal delivery.

Phone, fax, email or online applications

The Registry is unable to accept applications by phone, fax, email or online.

Legalising documents for use in overseas countries

Note: Some overseas countries require Australian documents to be authenticated. Refer to Smartraveller - Legalising Documents for further information on this requirement.


Last updated: 15-Aug-2017

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