The Government of South Australia has the South Australia Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages website for obtaining Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates.




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South Australia Birth, Marriage, and Death Records


The site includes separate pages and instructions for births, marriages, deaths, and commemorative certificates.

Online Research Options for South Australia vital records are limited and you can go through the State Records of South Australia (SA Archives) or use a free, searchable index at Genealogy SA.

“State Records holds the following indices to BDM records:

  • South Australian Births 1842 – 1928

  • South Australian Deaths 1842 – 1972

  • South Australian Marriages 1842 – 1937

These indices are also often available at the State Library and larger local libraries.

All certified copies of certificates must be obtained from the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages: Transcriptions of the data on a certificate can be provided by the South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society:”


6 responses to “South Australia Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages”

  1. Is there a way to search a free index for B/D/M in SA like the other states, especially like NSW ?

        1. Thank you for pointing this out! Genealogy SA has a free, online database for birth, death, and marriage searches and well as cemeteries, and other records:
          Newspaper Birth Notices Index from 1960 onwards
          Newspaper Death Notices Index from 1972 onwards
          South Australia Cemeteries Index
          Birth Registration Certificates Index 1842 – 1928
          Death Registration Certificates Index 1842 – 1972 (Certificate transcriptions to 1967*)
          Marriage Registration Certificates Index 1842 – 1937

          And here is a direct link to their database search:

          Best with your research!


  2. I am seeking the date of a wedding in 1971 (October or November) in Adelaide South Australia of David Malcolm Catchlove ( date of birth 28.04.45 Adelaide ) and Lorraine Fussell (date of birth17.07.45 Adelaide ).

    Can you please help

    1. Christine,

      Thanks for visiting the OnGenealogy directory. The Government of South Australia will not see your information request here, so I’d recommend contacting their office at +61 8 8226 0206 and asking if it’s possible to acquire a marriage record from 1971.

      Best with your research,



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