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Births occurring in Western Australia since 1841 are registered in the Western Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. 

The Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1998 requires that a child's birth is registered within 60 days of the birth and that both parents complete and sign a Birth Registration Form provided to them by the hospital or midwife.

Privacy and Disclosure of Information

The collection of information is authorised by the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1998. This information is used for registering life events occurring in Western Australia and issuing certificates

Access to certificates is only approved in accordance with the Registry's Certificate Access and Identification policies. General information regarding these policies is available from the Registry's website at Birth Certificate Access Policy and Identification Requirements.

Registry legislation also allows the Registrar to release information to approved agencies for statistical purposes, medical research, community planning, law enforcement and other uses provided for by law.

A copy of the Department's policy framework regarding information sharing is available at Information Sharing Between Government Agencies.

Contact details

Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
Department of the Attorney General

Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace
Phone: 1300 305 021
Fax: (08) 9264 1599

PO Box 7720
Cloisters Square

Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

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

Customer warning - online certificate companies

The WA Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages is aware that some private companies have set up official-looking websites to charge people for downloading copies of birth, death and marriage forms. The forms are available on this website for the public to download at no cost.

These companies have no affiliation with the Registry and any complaints about their operations should be directed to the WA Department of Commerce's Consumer Protection division.  

Last updated: 1-Sep-2015

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