Early loss of pregnancy certificates
Parents can apply for a certificate to commemorate an early loss of pregnancy if the delivery isn't able to be registered under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996.
- less than 20 weeks' gestation - a letter from your doctor or midwife (doc template) needs to be included when you apply (this letter can also be used to arrange burial or cremation).
- more than 20 weeks gestation and isn't able to be registered under the Act - your doctor will have lodged a medical certificate with Consumer and Business Services (CBS) and a letter isn't needed when you apply.
How to apply
1. Application form
Choose a certificate design, then complete and sign the form - Apply for an early loss of pregnancy certificate (PDF).
Post your application to:
Births, Deaths and Marriages
Consumer and Business Services
GPO Box 1351
Adelaide SA 5001
There is no charge for a commemorative certificate for an early loss of pregnancy.
The processing time for a certificate is normally about five weeks.
You can choose either:
- commemorative certificate only
- standard plus a commemorative certificate.