Australia – Births, Marriages, Deaths

Ancestry.com.au.  This page lists the birth, death and marriage collections at ancestry.

Australian Capital Territory – Births, Deaths and Marriages. Certificates for births, deaths and marriages can be obtained from this website.  The site also has the following free indexes: (Prior to 1930, see the indexes for New South Wales).

MacBeth Genealogical Services.  This website doesn’t have online indexes, but they do have birth, death and marriage indexes for the Australian states for sale on either microfiche or CD.

New South Wales BMD – Family History.  This website offers a free online historic index of births, deaths and marriage in New South Wales.  A certificate for any birth, death or marriage registration can also be ordered from the index. The index covers Births over 100 years ago, Deaths over 30 years ago and Marriages over 50 years ago.

Northern Territory Births, Deaths and Marriages.  This website can be used to order Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates for Northern Territory.  There is no historic index available, and restrictions apply to obtaining certificates.  For more details about where to find records for the Northern Territory, refer to my post Northern Territory Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Queensland Government Family History Research. This website offers free historic indexes for births, deaths and marriages in Queensland, and certificates can also be obtained from this website.

South Australia Online database search This website offers a free index to births, deaths and marriages in South Australia.  This index covers the following ranges of years.  This website does not issue certificates – these need to be obtained from the Government of South Australia, Consumer and Business Service website.

  • Births 1842-1928
  • Deaths 1842-1972 (Certificate transcriptions to 1967)
  • Marriages 1842-1937

State Library of Victoria.  The State Library of Victoria has the Birth Death and Marriage Indexes from all Australian states on microfiche and CD.  Other State Libraries around Australia would have similar collections.  Some local libraries may also have birth death and marriage indexes.

Tasmania Births, Deaths and Marriages.  Certificates for Tasmania can be obtained from this website.  There is no online search facility available.

Tasmanian Name Index.  This website has a free index to birth, death and marriage records in Tasmania.  The indexes cover.

  • Index to Baptisms in Tasmania 1803-1933
  • Index to Hobart Births and Launceston and country Births 1838-1899
  • Index to Burials in Tasmania 1803-1933
  • Indexes to Hobart, Launceston, and country Deaths 1803-1899
  • Index to Marriages 1803-1899

Victoria Historical Index Online. This website has a free index to births, deaths and marriages in Victoria.  The certificates can also be obtained from this website.

Western Australian Online Index This website offers a free online historic index of births, deaths and marriages from 1841 in Western Australia. A certificate of any birth, death or marriage registration located in the Western Australian online indexes can be purchased by clicking on the order form option located at the end of each index entry. The index covers the following ranges of years :

  • Births 1841-1932
  • Deaths 1841-1971
  • Marriages 1841-1936

 

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