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*
Application Method – please add the number of processing days to the application type in the table below.
Receipting your application:
|Internet||6 business days|
|Counter||1 business days|
|10 business days|
|Service SA||11 business days|
Printing and Issuing your certificates:
|Birth Certificate||5 business days|
|Birth Certificate – pre 1944||30 business days|
|Commemorative Certificate||15 business days|
|Marriage Certificate – post 1984||5 business days|
|Marriage Certificate – pre 1984||30 business days|
|Death Certificate – pre 1990||30 business days|
Please allow 2 – 3 days for postage.
|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||50 business days|
* updated 24 November 2015