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Version No. 001

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Regulations 2008

S.R. No. 114/2008

Version as at 28 September 2008


table of provisions

Regulation Page



1 Objective 1

2 Authorising provision 1

3 Commencement 1

4 Revocation 1

5 Definitions 1

6 Fees 2

7 Particulars to be included in birth registration statement 2

8 Particulars to be specified by doctors in death notices 3

9 Particulars to be included in notification by funeral director etc. 5

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SCHEDULES 9

SCHEDULE 1 9

Revocations 9

SCHEDULE 2 10

Fees 10

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ENDNOTES 11

1.General Information 11

2.Table of Amendments 12

3.Explanatory Details 13


Version No. 001

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Regulations 2008

S.R. No. 114/2008

Version as at 28 September 2008




1 Objective

The objective of these Regulations is to prescribe for the purposes of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996

(a) fees; and

(b) particulars which are to be included in birth registration statements, notices of death and notices in relation to disposal of human remains.

2 Authorising provision

These Regulations are made under section 59 of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996.

3 Commencement

These Regulations come into operation on 28 September 2008.

4 Revocation

The Regulations listed in Schedule 1 are revoked.

5 Definitions

In these Regulations—



of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin means a person who—

(a) is descended from an Aborigine or Torres Strait Islander; and

(b) identifies as an Aborigine or Torres Strait Islander; and

(c) is accepted as an Aborigine or Torres Strait Islander by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island community;



the Act means the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996.

6 Fees



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For the purposes of the Act, the fees are those set out in Schedule 2.

7 Particulars to be included in birth registration statement

A birth registration statement to be lodged with the Registrar under section 14 of the Act must include the following particulars—

(a) whether the child was born alive or stillborn;

(b) the child's name;

(c) the child's sex;

(d) the date and place of the birth;

(e) whether or not the birth was a multiple birth;

(f) the full name and address of the doctor or midwife responsible for the professional care of the mother at the birth;

(g) the full name, maiden family name, occupation and usual place of residence of the mother of the child;

(h) the date of birth (or age) and place of birth of the mother of the child;

(i) the full name, occupation and usual place of residence of the father of the child;

(j) the date of birth (or age) and place of birth of the father of the child;

(k) the date and place of marriage of the parents of the child (if applicable);

(l) the given name and date of birth of each previous child of both parents of the child;

(m) whether or not the mother or father of the child is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin.

8 Particulars to be specified by doctors in death notices


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(1) A notice of the death of a person required to be given to the Registrar under section 37(1) of the Act must specify the following particulars—

(a) the deceased's full name;

(b) the deceased's date of birth (or age at his or her last birthday);

(c) the cause of death;

(d) the date and place of the death;

(e) whether or not the deceased was of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin;

(f) the full name and address of the doctor;

(g) the doctor's Medical Practitioner Board of Victoria registration number;

(h) whether the death was reported to a coroner;

(i) the full name and address of the deceased's next of kin, if known;

(j) the full name and address of the funeral director or other person arranging for the disposal of the human remains.

(2) The prescribed particulars for a notice of death for a child required to be given to the Registrar under section 37(1) of the Act also include—

(a) details of the following in relation to any living or deceased sibling of the deceased child—

(i) full name;

(ii) date of birth or age;

(iii) place of birth;

(b) the full name, address and date of birth of the parents (within the meaning of the Coroners Act 1985) of the deceased child;


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(c) confirmation that the doctor has not notified the death—

(i) as a reportable death within the meaning of the Coroners Act 1985 to a coroner or a police officer in accordance with section 13 of that Act; or

(ii) as a reviewable death within the meaning of the Coroners Act 1985 to the State Coroner in accordance with section 13A of that Act.

(3) A notice of the death of a person required to be given under section 37(2) of the Act to the funeral director or other person arranging for the disposal of the human remains must specify the following particulars—

(a) the deceased's name;

(b) the date and place of the death;

(c) the full name and address of the doctor;

(d) the doctor's Medical Practitioner Board of Victoria registration number;

(e) whether or not the deceased had a cardiac pacemaker or other battery-powered device, if known.

9 Particulars to be included in notification by funeral director etc.



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(1) For the purposes of section 39(1) of the Act, the following particulars must be specified in the notice of disposal of human remains—

(a) the deceased's full name;

(b) the date and place of death of the deceased;

(c) the sex, date of birth (or age at death) and place of birth of the deceased;

(d) the usual occupation of the deceased before death and whether the deceased was retired or a pensioner at the age of death;

(e) the date, place and manner of disposal of the remains of the deceased;

(f) the full name and address of the funeral director or other person who arranged for the disposal of the human remains;

(g) whether or not the deceased was of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin;

(h) if the deceased was born outside Australia, the total period of residence in Australia of the deceased to the date of death;

(i) the marital status of the deceased immediately before death;

(j) for each marriage of the deceased, the date of marriage (or age of the deceased at the date of marriage), the place of marriage and the full name (including maiden family name) of each spouse;

(k) the name and date of birth (or age) of each child of the deceased (including deceased children);

(l) the full name, maiden family name and occupation of the mother of the deceased;

(m) the full name and occupation of the father of the deceased;

(n) the last usual residence of the deceased;


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(o) the full name and address of—

(i) the doctor who gave notice under section 37(2) of the Act that the death has occurred and his or her Medical Practitioner Board of Victoria registration number; or

(ii) the coroner who authorised the disposal of the remains of the deceased.

(2) The prescribed particulars for a notice of disposal of the remains of a deceased child required to be given to the Registrar under section 39(1) of the Act also include—

(a) details of the following in relation to any living or deceased sibling of the deceased child—

(i) full name;

(ii) date of birth or age;

(iii) place of birth;

(b) the full name, address and date of birth of the parents (within the meaning of the Coroners Act 1985) of the deceased child.

(3) For the purposes of section 39(2) of the Act, the following particulars must be specified in the notice given by the funeral director or other person who has custody of human remains that have not been disposed of within 30 days after the date of death—

(a) the deceased's full name;

(b) the date and place of death of the deceased;

(c) the sex, date of birth (or age at death) and place of birth of the deceased;

(d) the usual occupation of the deceased before death and whether the deceased was retired or a pensioner at the age of death;

(e) the full name and address of the funeral director or other person who has custody of the remains of the deceased and the reason for non-disposal of the remains;


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(f) the full name and address of—

(i) the doctor who gave notice under section 37(2) of the Act that the death has occurred and his or her Medical Practitioner Board of Victoria registration number; or

(ii) the coroner notified of the death;

(g) whether or not the deceased was of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin;

(h) if the deceased was born outside Australia, the total period of residence in Australia of the deceased to the date of death;

(i) the marital status of the deceased immediately before death;

(j) for each marriage of the deceased, the date of marriage (or age of the deceased at the date of marriage), the place of marriage and the full name (including maiden family name) of each spouse;


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(k) the name and date of birth (or age) of each child of the deceased (including deceased children);

(l) the full name, maiden family name and occupation of the mother of the deceased;

(m) the full name and occupation of the father of the deceased;

(n) the last usual residence of the deceased.


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SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1


Sch. 1


Regulation 4

Revocations



S.R. No.

Title of Statutory Rule

100/1997

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Regulations 1997

45/2002

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration (Fees) Regulations 2002

179/2004

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration (Fees) Regulations 2004

35/2005

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration (Amendment) Regulations 2005

61/2006

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration (Fees) Regulations 2006

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SCHEDULE 2


Sch. 2


Regulation 6

Fees




Item


Sections of the Act


Description of fee



Fee units


1

25(2) & 26(2)

Application to register change of name (adult or child)

518


2

30A(2)

Application to alter Register

518

3

30E(3)

Application for document acknowledging identity

747


4

43(6)

Application to add registrable information to an entry

518


5

45(2)

Application for search of the Register

114


6

46(1)

Application for issue of a certificate certifying the results of a search of the Register

114


7

57(3)

Inspection of and, on request, supply of a certified copy of an entry in a register, book of entries or register book in the possession of another person which has not been forwarded to the Registrar under section 31 of the Marriage Act 1898, relating to the period before 18 January 1853

227

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ENDNOTES


  1. General Information

The Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Regulations 2008, S.R. No. 114/2008 were made on 23 September 2008 by the Governor in Council under section 59 of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996, No. 43/1996 and came into operation on 28 September 2008: regulation 3.

The Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Regulations 2008 will sunset 10 years after the day of making on 23 September 2018 (see section 5 of the Subordinate Legislation Act 1994).




  1. Endnotes


  2. Table of Amendments

There are no amendments made to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Regulations 2008 by statutory rules, subordinate instruments and Acts.


  1. Endnotes


  2. Explanatory Details


Endnotes
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