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How to Obtain a Certificate from the Index

A certificate of any birth, death or marriage registration located in the Western Australian online indexes can be purchased by clicking on the order form option located at the end of each index entry. See WA Registry Indexes for ranges of years available for free online searching.

If you successfully find an entry and would like to order a copy, click on the 'order' link alongside the search result. This will pop up a new window with an order form (PDF) pre-populated with the relevant details.

From here, either:

  • enter the applicant's details online, save the application form to your local drive and print
  • print the application form and complete the applicant's details offline.


  • sign and post the form with a cheque or money order* to the postal address listed on the form or
  • sign, complete credit card details and post the form to the postal address listed on the form.

* Cheques or money orders should be made payable to the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Note: 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. No other form of payment can be accepted by the Registry.

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

Note: Due to continually changing postal services and differing costs the Registry cannot provide advice or arrange for postal services other than the regular domestic or overseas airmail postal delivery. If Express, Registered or Priority mail delivery is needed the applicant must make their own arrangements and provide the necessary self-addressed envelope. Refer below:

Customers within Australia (only if required by the applicant)

Registered Post or Express Post: Please enclose a self-addressed Registered Post or Express Post envelope with your application.

Overseas customers (only if required by the applicant)

Priority delivery: Please make your own arrangements 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.

Note: Orders cannot be submitted by fax, email, telephone or online.

For further information and fees, see the instructions page attached to the order form.

Last updated: 14-Sep-2020

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