Certificates are sent by Registered Post.

  • If you would like your certificate sent by standard mail, courier or overseas please contact us.

Certificate fees

  • The fee for Registered Post ($5.20 including GST) is already added into certificate prices below.
Type of Certificate


Standard Certificate The issue of a standard birth, death, marriage, change of name, relationship or single status certificate.


Priority Service Standard Certificate
This service ensures that an approved and completed application will be processed and issued within 24 hours.

Please note: Personal cheques are not accepted for the priority service.

$55.42 plus


Decorative Birth Certificate Please note, you cannot use decorative certificates for official purposes, such as proof of identity.


Standard Birth & Decorative Package Standard Birth Certificate plus Decorative Certificate.


Standard Certificate Extended Search A standard certificate application includes a five year search.  You will be charged an extra fee ($17.82) for every additional five years searched.   $55.42 plus $17.82 
Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (post 1970 deaths only) A certified copy of the original medical certificate showing cause of death only. $32.74 

Registration fees

Type of RegistrationDescriptionPrice
Change of Name Registration Application to register a change of name adult or child including issue of change of name certificate. Includes Registered Post. $201.22 
Deed of Relationship Registration Application to register a deed of relationship.  This does not include issue of a certificate.  $196.02 
Revoke a Deed of Relationship Application for the revocation of a deed of relationship.  This does not include issue of a certificate. $81.00 
Gender Registration Application to register gender adult or child.  This does not include issue of a certificate. $196.02

Amendment fees

Type of AmendmentDescriptionPrice
Correct a Record in the Register Application to amend information in the register.  This does not include issue of a replacement certificate. $53.46 
Add Parent or Marriage to a Birth The addition to the register of details of either parent or of his/her marriage.   $196.02 

Additional postage fees

Postage typeDescriptionPrice
Express Post (within Australia)

Please note, you will be charged registered post in addition to express post.

We do not send decorative certificates by Express Post.


International Registered Postage   $16.10 
International Standard Air Mail $3.00

Additional years search fees

If the date of a birth, death or marriage is unknown (e.g. family history searches) an extra fee will apply. For searches of more than 5 years, please add an additional $17.82 for each 5 year period.

Updated: 10th December 2019