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Obtaining a Birth Certificate

Persons who have a Birth registered in the Northern Territory may apply for and obtain a birth certificate by paying the standard certificate and postage fees.

A birth certificate for a person born in the Northern Territory can be obtained in any one of four ways:

  1. By visiting the public counter at the Darwin or Alice Springs Births, Deaths and Marriages Offices.
  2. By downloading an application form (PDF) which can be filled in and posted or faxed - (if paying by credit card) to the Office at Darwin or Alice Springs.
  3. By contacting the Births, Deaths and Marriages Office and requesting an application form which can be posted, e-mailed or faxed to BDM.
  4. By writing to the Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages with the details of the birth.
  5. To apply online

The Births, Deaths and Marriages Office holds Northern Territory records from 1870 to date.

An applicant will be required to provide identification as per the Identification Requirements Policy.

An applicant will also need to satisfy the requirements of the Registrar's Access Policy.

If applications are lodged at the counter, birth certificates will be available immediately, provided full details have been supplied.

Applications received by mail/fax are required to be accompanied by appropriate identification and the relevant fee. Certificates will be returned by mail to the nominated address.

For further information, contact us



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