BDM

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.

The office also provides civil marriage ceremonies at the Registration Office.  See organise a marriage or the Marriages section for more information.

Current Certificate Processing Times

Birth Certificate…………………………………posting in 5 business days*
Birth Certificate – pre 1944……………………posting in 5 business days*
Commemorative Certificate…………………..posting in 8 business days*
Marriage Certificate – post 1984……………..posting in 5 business days*
Marriage Certificate – pre 1984………………posting in 5 business days*
Death certificate – pre- 1990………………….posting in 5 business days*
Change of name………………………………..posting in 20 business days*
Correction to the register……………………..posting in 20 business days*
*updated 25/08/2014

  • 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 BDMFor more information about Scam birth, death and marriage certificate websites, visit the Scamwatch website.

 

 

More detailed information 

BDM has more detailed information about its services below:

Births

Deaths

Marriages

Change of Name

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.