The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages creates and preserves records of Western Australian deaths.


Apply for a death certificate

The registration of all deaths are compulsory. The Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act requires a person, usually the funeral director, to notify the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages within 14 days from the date of the funeral service.

The doctor who was responsible for the medical care of a person before their death or who examines the deceased person after death, must complete and sign a medical certificate cause of death. This certificate must be issued within 48 hours after the person’s death and given to the funeral director or persons arranging the funeral service. The doctor is not required to give this notice of the cause of death in circumstances in which the death is reported to the State Coroner.

In most cases the funeral director orders a death certificate on behalf of the family or persons representing the deceased at the time of registering the death. Once registered, the Registry sends the death certificate to the funeral director for forwarding. At any time after the death is registered an eligible applicant can apply directly to the Registry or the nearest courthouse for a death certificate to be issued.

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