Dunedin Family History Group

Otago and Southland related research

Australia

CIVIL REGISTRATION DETAILS

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Civil registration commenced on 1 January 1930

http://www.ors.act.gov.au/index.html

Office of Regulatory Services, GPO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601

Cost of certificate with or without a reference number $37.00 plus postage. You can order online.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Civil registration commenced 1 March 1856

http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/searchHistoricalRecords.htm

NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
GPO Box 30, Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Pre 1856 records freely available on microfilm in Australia
Family History Certificate with a reference number $28.00

Family History Certificate without a reference number $37.00

Standard certificate $44. You can order online.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Civil registration commenced on 24 August 1870 (for earlier years check NSW 1856-1863 and SA 1863-1870)

http://www.nt.gov.au/justice/bdm/index.shtml

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
GPO Box 3021, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801

Cost of certificate with or without a reference number $25.00 plus postage. You can order online.

QUEENSLAND

Civil registration commnced on 1 March 1856

http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
PO Box 15188, City East, Queensland 4002

Cost of certificate with or without a reference number $34.00 plus postage. You can not order online.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Civil registration commenced on 1 June 1842

http://www.ocba.sa.gov.au/bdm/

Another website worth consulting is –

http://www.familyhistorysa.info/

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Office
GPO Box 1351, Adelaide, South Australia 5001

Cost of certificate with or without a reference number $39.50 plus postage. You can order online.

TASMANIA

Civil registration commenced on 1 December 1838

http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/bdm/

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
GPO Box 198, Hobart, Tasmania 7001

Pre 1899 records freely available on microfilm. Post 1970 death certificates do not list cause of death. A medical certificate with cause of death is available for an additional fee of $19.95.

Cost of certificate with or without a reference number $37.24 plus postage.

You can not order online.

VICTORIA

Civil registration commenced on 1 July 1853

http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/ots/home

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
GPO Box 4332, Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Indexes and digital copies of uncertified images are available online. A fee applies to search the index ($0.99 per screen – up to 20 records) and the uncertified image downloads are $17.50.

Official Certificates $26.60

You can order some certificates on line – see website.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Civil registration commenced on 1 September 1841

http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
PO Box 7720. Cloisters Square, Perth, Western Australia 6850

Cost of certificate with reference number $31.00

Cost of certificate without reference number $44.00

You can not order online.