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Births, deaths and marriages: Victoria

This State Library of South Australia guide includes information on cemeteries, church records, burials and probate (wills). Information for other states is also included.

Victorian Cemetery records

A Victorian lady


An unknown Melbourne lady c. 1867

(B 63069)

Victorian births, deaths and marriages

Victorian birth, death and marriage information from 1836 onwards is freely available online.

Compulsory registration of births, deaths and marriages began in Victoria on 1 July 1853.

Prior to this date church records contain baptism, marriage and burial records back to 1836.

(Recent records are not accessible due to privacy restrictions. For full copies of the certificates a fee is charged.)

More online resources

Victorian resources available on microfiche

Online resources available at the State Library

The following online resources are available for use onsite at the State Library:

Available onsite- books

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