Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995

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74 Access to birth information, death information, marriage information, civil union information, or name change information

(1)

Any person may request a Registrar to—

(a)

cause a search of information to be made; or

(b)

permit the inspection of a source document; or

(c)

provide a print-out or certificate of the information requested or a copy of a source document.

(2)

A Registrar may comply with a request under subsection (1) only if—

(a)

the request is in respect of a named person; and

(b)

the request is for a source document relating to the named person’s birth, death, marriage, civil union, or name change; or information relating to the registration of the named person’s birth, death, marriage, civil union, or name change; and

(c)

the request is made in a manner approved by the Registrar-General; and

(d)

the prescribed fee is paid; and

(e)

the requirement in subsection (3) is met; and

(f)

in the case of a request for a source document, the Registrar is satisfied that the person making the request is authorised under section 75 to access the source document.

(3)

A person making the request and, if applicable, the person for whom the request is made must provide the Registrar with any means of identification that are reasonably necessary to allow the identity of the person or the identities of those persons to be readily ascertained.

(4)

This section is subject to sections 75B(2) and 75G to 78H.

Section 74: substituted, on 24 January 2009, by section 27 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 48).