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Life Events

Births, deaths and marriages occurring in Western Australia since 1841 are registered in the Western Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. 

Customer Alert: The Perth Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages is not affiliated to the Perth Marriage Office which is operated by a private marriage celebrant.


The Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1998 requires the following:

  • That a child's birth is registered within 60 days of the birth and that both parents complete and sign a Birth Registration Form provided to them by the hospital or midwife.
  • That a person’s death is registered within 14 days of the date of death.
  • The authorised marriage celebrant, within 14 days of the date of marriage, to forward the marriage papers to the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages for registration.

Issuing of Certificates

The Registry will issue a birth, death or marriage certificate where:

Contact details

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
Department of Justice
Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace
Phone: 1300 305 021
Fax: (08) 9264 1599

PO Box 7720
Cloisters Square

Hours: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

To avoid the usual busy times please consider visiting the Perth Registry between 8.30 am to 10.00 am or 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

Last updated: 27-Jun-2019

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