You can find out how to register a birth or apply for a birth certificate below.
Instead of filling in the printed Birth Registration Statement provided to you by the hospital or midwife you can now register a birth online in one easy process
If you prefer to lodge the form provided to you by the hospital or midwife you can do so by mail or in person. See the Contact us section below.
All births in South Australia must be registered within 60 days as required by law.
There is no charge for registration of a birth.
Postal address: Births, Deaths & Marriages, Consumer & Business Services, GPO Box 1351, Adelaide SA 5001
In person: Customer Service Centre, 91 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
Phone: 131 882
Calls from outside Australia: +61 8 8204 8532
The Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Office has a range of beautiful Commemorative Certificates available for purchase, please see Commemorative Certificates to view the range.
By post: Cheque – payable to Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Office, money order or credit card details
Online: Credit card
In person: Cash, eftpos, cheque or credit card.
Prior to lodging an application you can find estimated certificate processing times below. Please add the number of processing days from the relevant tables below.
If you have already lodged an application you can find an estimate of processing times at Processing times by date of lodgement
|Application type||Estimated time|
|Internet||3 business days|
|Counter||1 business days|
|10 business days|
|Service SA||12 business days|
|Type of certificate||Estimated time|
|Birth Certificate||5 business days|
|Birth Certificate – pre 1944||15 business days|
|Commemorative Certificate||15 business days|
|Marriage Certificate – 1984 to date||5 business days|
|Marriage Certificate – pre 1983||15 business days|
|Death Certificate – pre 1990||15 business days|
Please allow 2 – 3 days for postage.
|Registration type||Estimated time|
|New Registration (Birth, Death, Marriage)||25 business days|
|Change of name (application for a new change of name)||40 business days|
|Correction to the register||65 business days|
* updated 16 May 2016