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Go online for more 'you' time

[Issued Wednesday, 8 March 2017]

Most of us lead busy lives and want to spend as much time as possible with our loved-ones. We don't want to be caught up in time consuming administration.

To help you transact with us without any hassles, here are some time saving tips.

Apply online

After a life event has been registered, you can apply online for a certificate. Our online application systems have been improved to make it simpler and easier for you to apply for a birth, marriage, death  or replacement change of name certificate.

You won't need a One Gov Account with our new system. Our online service is fully integrated, safe, secure and faster than it has ever been. You will receive updates on the status of your order including an Australia Post tracking number when your certificate is dispatched.

More than half of applications for Births, Deaths & Marriages certificates are now submitted online, as our customers take advantage of the efficiency and convenience of the process.

Have more time for the things you love doing and get online to apply for your life event certificates here:

Online birth certificate

Online death certificate

Online marriage certificate

Online replace a change of name

The online forms are not compatible with Internet Explorer 9 and below. Please ensure you are using the latest versions of Internet Explorer; Chrome or Firefox. After you have started or submitted your online application, you can use these links:

To resume a saved form

To check your order status

Birth registration

We don't currently have an online system for birth registration. The hospital or midwife will give the new mother a "Birth Registration Statement". This form must be completed accurately and mailed to the Registry within 60 days of the birth. A birth certificate application is included and the usual certificate fee applies.