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If information on a certificate issued by the Western Australian Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages is incorrect or incomplete, you should contact the Registry.
Where the error was made by the Registry, no fee is payable and any certificates issued will be replaced free of charge.
However, if incorrect or incomplete information was provided to the Registry, then a correction fee is payable. This fee includes the issue of a replacement certificate.
Any request to correct certificate information must be supported by documentary evidence which confirms the correct details.
Certificates will only be corrected where:
Note: If your certificate was issued interstate, contact the relevant Registry office.
To correct Registry records, applicants need to supply identification to verify they are entitled to correct the registration.
If applying for a certificate in person three forms of your original identification documents or clear photocopied and certified identification documents must be provided.
If applying by post, three forms of clear photocopied and certified identification documents must be posted with your application. Do not post original documents.
Photocopies of identification 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 can be downloaded from this page.
We are located at Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace, Perth. The public counter is open Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm (except public holidays).
To avoid the usual busy times consider visiting the Perth Registry between 8.30am - 10am or 2pm - 4pm.
Post correspondence to:
Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
Department of the Attorney General
PO Box 7720
PERTH WA 6850
Payment may be sent by:
Cheques or money orders should be made payable to: Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages.
Overseas customers must pay in Australian dollars using an international money order or bank draft, which should be made payable to: Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
If all necessary supporting information, including identification documentation, is provided and the required fee is paid, we will amend a record within four days plus postal delivery time.
Last Updated: 30-Aug-2012