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Uncertified Copies

Uncertified plain paper copies of original handwritten or typed Western Australian birth, death and marriage records are available on application to the Perth Registry only. Applications will not be accepted at courthouse locations. The images are intended to assist family history researchers. As they are uncertified copies they cannot be used for official or legal purposes including proof of identity and they will be marked accordingly. If you require an official birth, death or marriage certificate for any official or legal purpose please refer to the relevant webpage for further information.

Delivery Times

Images available

Fee per image

Turnaround time

Where and how to apply

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.

Perth Registry only
(full details on application)

Note:  Uncertified copies of original records may be of varying quality and legibility, handwritten or typed. Every effort is made to provide the best image quality possible but where the image is difficult to decipher the Registry is unable to transcribe the document or provide a refund. The birth, death and marriage records held at the Registry are confidential and are not available for viewing for family history research by members of the public or professional genealogists.

Where do I apply?

Complete and post the application form to:

Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
Department of the Attorney General
PO Box 7720
Cloisters Square
PERTH  WA  6850


Payment is accepted by:

  • Credit card (MasterCard or Visa only)
  • Cheque/money order.

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

Note: 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. No other form of payment can be accepted by the Registry.

The certificate fee includes regular domestic or overseas airmail postal delivery.

Note: Due to continually changing postal services and differing costs the Registry cannot provide advice or arrange for postal services other than the regular domestic or overseas airmail postal delivery. If Express or Registered mail delivery is needed the applicant must make their own arrangements and provide the necessary self-addressed envelope. Refer below:

Customers within Australia (only if required by the applicant):

Registered Post or Express Post: Please enclose a self-addressed Registered Post or Express Post envelope with your application.

Last updated: 21-Jun-2016

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