Authority Updates -Victoria - September 2016

Birth Certificates required for VOI

Obtaining Full Birth Certificates from Births Deaths and Marriages Victoria:

Conveyancers who elect to personally undertake a Verification of Identity (VOI) on a client must take 'reasonable steps' to identify that person.  
Certain categories of documents are specified (see here), the highest category being a passport and driver's licence. If these documents are not available, the next category requires a full birth certificate plus a Medicate or Centrelink card.   
Obtaining an original full birth certificate from Birth Deaths and Marriages takes 10 business days to obtain a full birth certificate, plus 6 days for the Australia Post Regular Postal Service.
Parties to a property transaction or their representatives required to apply for these certificates are encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity.  

SAI Global can attend Births Deaths and Marriages office to obtain these certificates on your behalf for more information please contact us on 1300 730 000 or email 

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