Births, deaths and marriages

Commemorative certificates

Consumer and Business Services (CBS) offer commemorative certificates, designed to celebrate life events such as a marriage or a birth of a child. The commemorative package includes:

  • commemorative certificate - for display
  • official certificate - used to prove identity.

Printed on archival quality paper, certificates are wrapped in tissue paper and fastened with a registry seal.

Who can apply

People can apply for their own birth or marriage certificate. Parents can also apply for their child's birth certificate if their child is less than 18 years old. Showing proof of ID isn’t needed if the Birth Registration Statement is included with the application.

Other applicants

All other people applying for a certificate should check that they can access the record and what proof of ID is needed.

Birth certificates - access and proof of ID

Marriage certificates - access and proof of ID

Paying for your certificate

You can pay for your certificate:

  • in person - cash, cheque, money order, credit/debit card
  • by post - cheque, money order, credit card
  • online - credit card.

Cheques should be made payable to Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Birth certificate designs

Birth Certificate - BlueBirth Certificate - Pink 
  
Birth Certificate - Blue - Bear  Birth Certificate - Peach - Giraffe 
  
Birth Certificate - Blue - Bunny  Birth Certificate - Pink - Bunny 
  
Birth Certificate - Fauna  Birth Certificate - Flora 
  
Birth Certificate - Yellow - Duck  Birth Certificate - Panda 
  
Birth Certificate - Twin bears   

Marriage certificate designs

Marriage Certificate - BlossomMarriage Certificate - Blue Peacock
  
Marriage Certificate - Heart of lettersMarriage Certificate - Hands with ring
  
Marriage Certificate - Cherry Blossom

How to apply

Online

Apply on the Consumer and Business Services website.

Apply now

Post

1. Application form

Choose a certificate design, then complete and sign the form­ Apply for a commemorative birth certificate.

2. Supporting evidence

Attach a copy of the required ID to your application.

3. Lodgement

Post to:

Births, Deaths and Marriages
Consumer and Business Services
GPO Box 1351
Adelaide SA 5001

In person

1. Application form

Choose a certificate design, then complete and sign the form Apply for a commemorative birth certificate.

2. Supporting evidence

Attach a copy of the required ID to your application.

3. Lodgement

Take your application to the CBS customer service centre.

What happens next

CBS takes about 15 working days to issue a commemorative certificate but please allow extra time for postage.

Check processing time

Contact Births, Deaths and Marriages

Phone

131 882

In person

91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide

Post

GPO Box 1351
Adelaide SA 5001


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Page last updated 16 January 2017

Provided by:
Attorney-General's Department
URL:
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Last Updated:
16/01/17
Printed on:
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