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About us

The Western Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages is a division of the WA Department of the Attorney General.

Our Role

The Registry’s purpose is to create and preserve an accurate, permanent and confidential record of births, deaths, marriages and changes of name that occur in Western Australia. This is done in accordance with the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1998.

When a birth, death, marriage or change of name is registered, we provide eligible people with certificates for a range of legal, personal and historical purposes.

The Registry performs civil marriages according to the Marriage Act 1961 for couples wanting to marry at the Registry Office and provides services associated with the registration of WA civil and religious marriage celebrants.

Important statistical data collected by the Registry for Government and other organisations is used for planning and research purposes.

Corporate values

The Registry functions within the following values:

  • Accurate registration of Western Australian life events.
  • Perpetual secure preservation of records.
  • Timely and quality provision of customer services.
  • Ethical behaviour.

Last Updated: 9-Mar-2009

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