The registration of a birth, death or marriage is a legal requirement in South Australia. However, birth, death and marriage certificates are not issued automatically by the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Office.
Apply for a birth, death and marriage certificate
Find out how to arrange a registration of a birth, death or marriage in South Australia by visiting the Office for Consumer and Business Affairs website.
If a person was born, married or died interstate, the applicant needs to apply to the relevant state or territory for a certificate.
Change of name
You can register a change of name in South Australia if you:
- were born in South Australia; or
- have been a resident here for more than 3 months.
Only one change of name is allowed in any 12-month period.
Register a change of name and apply for change of name certificate.
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When someone dies