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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, certificates are available to people 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.

Contact details

Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
Department of the Attorney General

Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace
PERTH  WA 6000
Phone: 1300 305 021
Fax: (08) 9264 1599

PO Box 7720
Cloisters Square
Perth WA 6850

Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).


Last updated: 15-Aug-2017

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