Births, Deaths and Marriages South Australia
The Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) Registration Office is responsible for registering and maintaining an accurate record of all births, deaths, marriages, changes of name, adoptions and sexual reassignments that occur in South Australia.
BDM also provide legally acceptable proofs of birth, death, marriage, changes of name, adoption and sexual reassignment registered in South Australia.
BDM provides the following online services:
- Fee change – BDM has increased its postal charges in line with Australia Posts’ fee increase. Please see Forms and Fees
- Customer warning – online certificate companies. BDM is aware that some private companies charge fees for downloading birth, death and marriage forms. Please note these companies are not affiliated with BDM. For more information about Scam birth, death and marriage certificate websites, visit the Scamwatch website.
- Important information for CBS customers – Australia Post new delivery timetable effective 2 June 2014
More detailed information
BDM has more detailed information about its services below:
Can’t find what you’re looking for?
There is a range of information in the BDM other topics section. Here you will find information on various topics eg adoption, popular baby names, finding a marriage celebrant, sexual reassignment, family history, etc.
Current Certificate Processing Times*
|Birth Certificate||posting in 20 business days|
|Birth Certificate – pre 1944||posting in 30 business days|
|Commemorative Certificate||posting in 25 business days|
|Marriage Certificate – post 1984||posting in 20 business days|
|Marriage Certificate – pre 1984||posting in 30 business days|
|Death certificate – pre 1990||posting in 30 business days|
|Change of name||posting in 25 business days|
|Correction to the register||posting in 25 business days|
|New Registrations (Birth, Death, Marriage)||posting in 25 business days|
* updated 25 May 2015