All births, deaths and marriages in Western Australia registered since 1 September 1841 are recorded by the Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages. As well as providing eligible people with documents for their personal use, it also collects statistical data for government and other organisations and performs civil marriages.
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
The WA Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages is aware that some private companies have set up official-looking websites to charge people for downloading copies of birth, death and marriage forms. The forms are available on this website for the public to download at no cost.
These companies have no affiliation with the Registry and any complaints about their operations should be directed to the WA Department of Commerce's Consumer Protection division.
Notice of Intended Marriage - Commonwealth Attorney-General Department form
The following payment methods are accepted:
The certificate fee includes regular domestic or overseas airmail postal delivery.
Where a priority service fee has been paid, includes priority domestic postal delivery.
Registered Post or Express Post (only if required by the applicant): Please enclose a self-addressed Registered Post or Express Post envelope with your application.
Priority delivery (only if required by the applicant): You should arrange for a courier service to collect document/s from the Registry at Westralia Square, Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia 6000 (8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays). If you are arranging a courier please include this information in your application.
Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate - $48
Includes a one 10 year search.
Priority Service - $34
In addition to any other fees.
(Not payable for certificates when lodged in person at the Perth Registry Office or Albany, Armadale, Broome, Bunbury, Busselton, Carnarvon, Esperance, Fremantle, Geraldton, Joondalup, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Katanning, Kununurra, Mandurah, Manjimup, Merredin, Midland, Northam, Rockingham and South Hedland Courts).
Commemorative Birth Certificate - $58
Includes a one 10 year search and a standard birth certificate.
Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate - $35
Reduced fee - event at least 75 years old.
Uncertified copy of a registration - $20
(Births 100 years or more, Marriages 75 years or more & Deaths 1983 back).
Change of Name - $170
Preparation and registration of a Change of Name. Includes a certificate.
Change to a Child’s given name(s) once within 12 months of birth - $48
Includes a certificate.
Replacement Change of Name Certificate (1957 onwards) - $48
Correction of Entry - $48
Addition to, or correction of, information in the register. Includes a replacement certificate.
Search of an index - $34
Includes a search over any period not exceeding 10 years and a Result of Search Certificate.
Celebration of marriage (including GST) - $200.
Notice of intended marriage (including GST) - $164 (not refundable).
Shortening of time - $42.
Fees effective 1 July 2016. Subject to change without further notice.
Last updated: 13-Feb-2017
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