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The Registry publishes a series of birth, death and marriage indexes listing records held in Western Australia, which are accessible for free online searching.
Online searching of Western Australian birth, death and marriage indexes is available for the following ranges of years:
You can also purchase a certificate, using the 'order' option alongside the search result. This will open a new window with an order form in PDF format.
When searching indexes, a number of possible entries relating to the same name may be returned. For a fee, these registrations can be checked to see if any relate to your family tree. A copy of the correct certificate can then be obtained for the scheduled fee.
To request certificates, use the order form option displayed in the free online searching service or complete the birth, death or marriage certificate application form (see downloads below).
A reduced fee applies if the event was registered more than 75 years ago and you quote the registration number, year and district*. If this index information is not quoted, the full certificate fee applies.
*Quoting of the registration district is only required for births, deaths and marriages from 1906 onwards.
Certificates are available to the public and customer identification is not required for births that occurred 100 years ago or more, deaths that occurred 30 years ago or more or marriages that occurred 75 years ago or more.
Certificate access conditions apply to births, deaths and marriages that occurred less than the periods stated above. See Who Can Apply for links to birth, death and marriage certificate access policy conditions.
Note: Applications cannot be submitted by fax, email, phone or online.
Application forms can be posted with a cheque or money order to:
Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
Department of the Attorney General
PO Box 7720
PERTH WA 6850
Last Updated: 3-Sep-2012
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