All babies born in Victoria need to be registered with us within 60 days. Once the birth is registered, you can apply for your baby's birth certificate.
The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages records in perpetuity all births, adoptions, marriages and deaths occurring in the state of Victoria, registers domestic and caring relationships for people who ordinarily reside in Victoria; and registers changes of name for people who were born or reside in Victoria. The Registry provides certificates of the above events to individuals.
At the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria (BDM), we recognise the important role that Koori culture plays in Victorian history and society.