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The following payment methods are accepted:

  • Credit card - MasterCard or Visa only and card number must have 16 digits. Available at the Perth Registry and selected Western Australian courts. No other credit cards or travellers cheques will be accepted.
  • Eftpos (debit card) - when paying in person at the Perth Registry or at selected Western Australian courts.
  • Cheque or money order - made payable to "Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages".
    Note: When paying at a Western Australian court, cheques or money orders should be made payable to the "Department of the Attorney General".
  • Cash - when paying in person at the Perth Registry or at a Western Australian court.
  • Overseas applicants - Overseas applicants must pay in Australian dollars by quoting credit card details (Visa or MasterCard only) or using an international money order or bank draft made payable to "Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages". No other form of payment can be accepted by the Registry.
  • The certificate fee includes regular domestic or overseas airmail postal delivery.

Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate - $48

Includes a one 10 year search.

Priority Service - $34

In addition to any other fees.

(Not payable for computerised certificates when lodged in person at the Perth Registry Office or Albany, Armadale, Bunbury, Fremantle, Geraldton, Joondalup, Kalgoorlie, Mandurah, Midland or Rockingham Courts).

Commemorative Birth Certificate - $58

Includes a one 10 year search and a standard birth certificate.

Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate - $35

Reduced fee - event at least 75 years old.

Uncertified copy of a registration - $20

(Births 100 years or more, Marriages 75 years or more & Deaths 1983 back).

Change of Name - $170

Preparation and registration of a Change of Name. Includes a certificate.

Change to a Child’s given name(s) once within 12 months of birth - $48

Includes a certificate.

Replacement Change of Name Certificate (1957 onwards) - $48

Correction of Entry - $48

Addition to, or correction of, information in a birth, death or marriage register. Includes a certificate.

Search of an index - $34

Includes a search over any period not exceeding 10 years and a Result of Search Certificate. 


Celebration of marriage (including GST) - $200.

Notice of intended marriage (including GST) - $164 (not refundable).

Shortening of time - $42.


Fees effective 1 July 2016. Subject to change without further notice.

Last updated: 13-Jul-2016

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