All Australian certificates are now printed on new security paper. You don't need a new certificate unless your information has changed. Contact Births, Deaths and Marriages for more information.
Consumer and Business Services (CBS) offer commemorative certificates, designed to celebrate life events such as a marriage, the birth of a child or the registration of a relationship. The commemorative package includes:
- a commemorative certificate - for display
- an official certificate - used to prove identity.
Commemorative certificates don’t have security features so they may not be accepted as proof of identity.
Who can apply
People can apply for their own birth, marriage or relationship 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.
All other people applying for a certificate should check that they can access the record and what proof of ID is needed.
You can pay with a credit card.
Other ways to apply
1. Application form
Choose a certificate design, then complete and sign the form - Apply for a commemorative certificate.
2. Supporting evidence
Attach a copy of the required ID to your application.
Births, Deaths and Marriages
Consumer and Business Services
GPO Box 1351
Adelaide SA 5001
Paying for your certificate
You can pay for your certificate by post using a cheque, money order or credit card.
Cheques should be made payable to Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Birth certificate designs
|Blue rabbit||Pink rabbit|
Marriage certificate designs
Relationship certificate designs
|Red blossom||Pink blossom|
What happens next
Processing times for certificates can vary. Use the estimator on the CBS website to work out how long it will take to get your certificate. Remember to add time for the postal delivery.