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Forms and Fees

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.

Contact details

Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
Department of Justice
Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace
Phone: 1300 305 021
Fax: (08) 9264 1599

Customer alert - online certificate companies

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 Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s Consumer Protection division.


Notice of Intended Marriage (DOC) - Commonwealth Attorney-General Department form
Notice of Intended Marriage (PDF) - Commonwealth Attorney-General Department form


The following payment methods are accepted:

  • Credit card - MasterCard or Visa only and card number must have 16 digits. Available at the Perth Registry and selected Western Australian courts. No other credit cards or travellers cheques will be accepted.
  • Eftpos (debit card) - when paying in person at the Perth Registry or at selected Western Australian courts.
  • Cheque or money order - made payable to "Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages".
    Note: When paying at a Western Australian court, cheques or money orders should be made payable to the "Department of Justice".
  • Cash - when paying in person at the Perth Registry or at a Western Australian court.
  • Overseas applicants - Overseas applicants must pay in Australian dollars by quoting credit card details (Visa or MasterCard only) or using an international money order or bank draft made payable to "Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages". No other form of payment can be accepted by the Registry.

The certificate fee includes regular domestic or overseas airmail postal delivery.

Within Australia:

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.

Overseas customers:

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 - $50

Includes a one 10 year search.

Priority Service - $35

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 - $60

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 - $176

Preparation and registration of a Change of Name. Excludes a change of name certificate.

Change to a Child’s given name(s) once within 12 months of birth - $50

Includes a certificate.

Previous Change of Name Certificate (1957 onwards) - $50

Correction of Entry - $50

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) - $215.

Notice of intended marriage (including GST) - $175 (not refundable).

Shortening of time - $45.


Fees effective 1 July 2019. Subject to change without further notice.

Last updated: 29-Jul-2019

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