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Getting a civil Status certificate from Germany or Australia

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Getting civil status certificates from Australia

Australian civil status certificates are issued by the competent “Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages” of the respective state or territory:

State/ Territory
Website
New South Wales
www.bdm.nsw.gov.au
Queensland
www.qld.gov.au
Northern Territory
www.nt.gov.au
Western Australia
www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au
South Australia
www.sa.gov.au
ACT
www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au
Tasmanien
www.justice.tas.gov.au/bdm
Victoria
www.bdm.vic.gov.au

Getting civil status certificates from Germany

Germany does not have a central registry office. Civil status certificates are issued by the competent local registry office which registered the birth/ marriage etc. Usually every town or city has at least one registry office.

The following website (in German only) might help you finding the right registry office:

Standesamtsuche

If the birth or marriage happened abroad and none of the parties involved was registered in Germany at the time, the civil status certificate would have been issued by the Registry Office 1 in Berlin:
Webseite Standesamt I (in German only)

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