Australian Embassy
Cabo Verde, Sao Tome and Principe, Guinea Bissau

Australian Certificates

How to obtain an Australian birth, marriage, name change or death certificate 

Under the Australian Privacy Act, the Australian Embassy in Lisbon cannot obtain a birth, marriage, name change or death certificate from Australia on your behalf.

If you wish to obtain a copy of your Australian birth, marriage, name change or death certificate you may apply through the official web site of the relevant state or territory. Please click the link below:



New South Wales

Australian Captial Territory


South Australia

Western Australia



Northern Territory 


Should you need to contact the Registry Office in Papua New Guinea, please note the following contact details:


Registrar Generals Office
Birth Registry
PO Box 21
Gerehu, Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
tel: +675 (0) 271 844

Births in Papua New Guinea of Australian parents may be registered with:

Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)
Registrar of Births Abroad
Chan Street, Belconnen ACT 2601 AUSTRALIA


If the Portuguese authorities require that your Australian birth, marriage or death certificate be authenticated you will require to have an Apostille of the Hague stamp placed on the original certificate. 

Please note: Apostille stamps may not affixed to marriage certificates issued by a marriage celebrant at your marriage. An Apostille stamp may only be affixed to an Australian marriage certificate issued by the State or Territory Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages.

The Australian Embassy in Lisbon is able to issue apostille stamps on Australian documents.  You will need to confirm with the relevant authorities in Portugal whether they require an apostille on an Australian document in order to recognise a public document. Please click here for further information.