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Births, deaths and marriages: Australian Capital Territory

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

Historic death and marriage indexes from 1930 (the year the ACT registrations became separate from NSW) are available online from Access Canberra. Historic birth death and marriage indexes prior to 1930 are available from the New South Wales Government.

To apply for a birth, death or marriage certificate for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) contact the ACT Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

A Canberra holiday c. 1930


From the holiday album of an unidentified traveller

(B 23428/76)

ACT Heritage Library

The ACT Heritage Library provides access to collections that record the lives of Canberrans.

ACT Heritage Library