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Obtaining a Death Certificate

A death certificate for a person who has died in the Northern Territory can be obtained in any one of four ways:

  1. By visiting the public counter at the Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine or Tennant Creek Births, Deaths and Marriages Offices.
  2. By downloading the application form which can be filled in and posted or faxed - (if paying by credit card) to the Office at Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine or Tennant Creek.
  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 death. The Births, Deaths and Marriages Office hold Northern Territory records from 1870 to date.
  5. Or apply online

All applicants will be required to pay our standard certificate fee on lodging the application, and provide identification as per the Identification Requirements Policy.

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

Applications received by mail/fax are required to be accompanied by appropriate identification and the relevant fee (see Fees Schedule). Certificates will be returned by mail to the nominated address within 2 days of application.

If applications are lodged at the counter, death 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 (see Fees Schedule). Certificates will be returned by mail to the nominated address within 2 days of application.

For further information, contact us.