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Apply on-line

Use our on-line facility to apply for a Northern Territory birth, death, marriage or commemorative certificate.

Please note: Adoption and Change of Name certificates and our priority service are not available online. Please contact our office for more information.

Who can apply?

Our records contain sensitive and personal information about you and your family. Therefore, as a safeguard against identity fraud and to protect your personal information, general access to records is restricted.

Applications for certificates are subject to the Registrar's Access and Proof of Identity policies. Please ensure that you meet the requirements of the policies before submitting your application. For example, you may not be able to apply for your brother's/sister's and/or grandchild's birth certificate.

Payment and delivery

Our standard certificate charge is $AU43.00. An additional $AU12.30 is payable for registered person-to-person postage within Australia, or $AU16.10 for international postage.

Certificates will be addressed to the ‘Applicant' who will be required to produce identification and/or sign for the certificate upon delivery by Australia Post. Payments can be made using Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard), Money Order or Bank Cheque.

How to apply for a certificate

Internet Application

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To apply on-line, please complete the on-line application, and provide your credit card details for payment and a daytime contact number.

Facsimile Application



To apply by facsimile, please print out an application form, and complete and fax it, together with certified identification (see How to prove your identity) to:

  • Darwin (08) 8999 6324, or
  • Alice Springs (08) 8951 5340

Postal Application



To apply by post, please print out an application form, complete the form and post it together with payment and certified identification (see How to prove your identity) to:

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
GPO Box 3021
Darwin NT 0801
PO Box 8043
Alice Springs NT 0871

In Person Application


To apply in person, please attend the Registrar-General's Office during business hours (Monday-Friday 8.00am - 4.00pm).


Ground Floor, Nichols Place Zone B, corner Bennett and Cavenagh Streets, Darwin; or


Centrepoint Building, corner Gregory and Hartley Street, Alice Springs


Tennant Creek Courthouse, Paterson Street, Tennant Creek


Katherine Courthouse, First Street, Katherine

When you apply in person you will be required to provide a completed application form together with the appropriate identification (see How to prove your identity).  

How to prove your identity

Don’t forget to get your proof of identity documents certified if applying by fax or post.

Appropriate ID for a person consists of

If you are applying for your own Birth Certificate or your child's (if they are under 18), you must provide appropriate ID for yourself.

If you are applying for a Birth Certificate on behalf of another person who is 18 or older, you must provide the following:

How to Prove your Identity

Primary sources

Secondary sources

If none of the above forms of identification are available, at least two other forms of ID must be produced, with at least one from List 1.

List 1

List 2

Processing time

Applications that are not made in person are normally processed within 3 working days from receipt, providing all requirements are met (ie access, proof of identity and payment). However, we may sometimes be unable to meet our service charter standards for certificates that are not held on computer.

Please note: our processing time does not include postage. Please allow sufficient time for postage when submitting your application. Unfortunately, our priority service is not available online. If you require a certificate urgently, you will need to submit your application by post, fax or in person. Please contact our office for more information regarding the priority service.
If you are unable to comply with any of the above requirements, please contact us for further advice.

If you knowingly make a false or misleading representation in your application, you may be guilty of an offence under Section 50 of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act.