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#1 Get*busy*livin

Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:30 PM

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#2 Snot stew

Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

I was born in NZ but mine was type written.  (As in, on a typewriter)

#3 FizzlingFireboxes

Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

I was born in 1982 and my original birth certificate is smaller than an A4 piece of paper and the paper isn't white its a yellowish color from memory.

DH was born in 1977, he doesn't have his original but we ordered one from BDM when we changed his name, it's A4 white paper.

So any original these days ordered from BDM are A4 I think but original from back then are different. So could be either.

#4 Rachel70

Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

I have mine and its on pinkish paper. Badly typed and now looking its 42 years of age.
This is a country NSW.

#5 mummyx3

Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

I was born in 1974 in NSW and mine is on pinkish coloured paper and was typed on a typewriter. It is larger than an A4 size also perhaps a foolscap size. My DH was born in 1971 in NSW and his looks just the same.

#6 albo

Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

You can just order a new one from births, deaths and marriages that comes looking exactly like the current ones - it doesn't cost much. My old one was typed with a typwriter, looks similar to the ones today but a lot more old fashioned in terms of the computer technology back then. I got a new one because my old one was tearing along the fold lines and basically disintegrating with age.

#7 ~iMum~

Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:48 PM

Tip: To save on losing your BC or having to order a new one due to damage, laminate it. I did this with mine and DH's when we got married 15 years ago and have always been able to find them ever since.

#8 Mpjp is feral

Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

Am in Vic. My original was on blue paper with a watermark behind it.

I know this from trying to create a false birth certificate in the graphics art room at my very expensive private girls school when I was 16 and wanted to go 'clubbing'!!

If only my parents knew what their hard earned money bought....

#9 regandrog

Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

mine's a qld one, it is on foolscap size, a creamish colour, typewriter filled in details and has a red seal.

#10 liveworkplay

Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

Mine is on yellow paper with a boarder in darker yellow. It is typed and sized somewhere between A4 and A5.

#11 unicorn

Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:54 PM


1972  NSW it's A4, salmon pink, it's all off centre to the right and the watermark is white squiggly looking lines diagonally from bottom left to top right.

#12 CharliMarley

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:00 PM

I have my son's birth certificate from 1970 and it is on blue paper, it has a number on it and it also says "Second Schedule", as mother's were sent a photocopy of the original. The original stays with Births Deaths and Marriages in Melbourne. We are in Victoria. Is is signed by the registrar at the time Leon Gordon Smith.

#13 laridae

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

QUOTE (regandrog @ 12/02/2013, 01:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
mine's a qld one, it is on foolscap size, a creamish colour, typewriter filled in details and has a red seal.


Mines the same as this, except Tasmanian.  From 1979, but my older brother (1974) & sister's (1975) are the same.

#14 Bluenomi

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

My late 70s NSW certificate which was actually printed in the 80s is green foolscape paper with a seal. Typed on, hand written signature.

They are really easy to reorder if you need a new one. Post office won't accept photocropies if it is for a passport

#15 Get*busy*livin

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:09 PM


Thank you so much everyone.

I think it might be a photocopied version, even with DH's parents assurance it is a proper copy.


It is on a white A4 paper, all typed on a type writer and is all black typing. It has a stamp to verify it is a true copy with signature but it looks photocopied. There is no colour on the certificate at all.

I think I will get him to apply for another one.

#16 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:10 PM

I was born in Tassie.

mine is A5 size, cream coloured card with the fancy logo up the top and all the bits are filled in hand writing.

My extract was even smaller than that when I needed one!

#17 Jenferal

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:11 PM

I think my Canberra one from 1974 was on blue paper, but typed. I'm not sure if it was ordered later though.


#18 Dresden

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

Mine is a4 size and green. :/

It wasn't ordered until the 90's however.

The otherhalfs birth certificate is a tiny rectangular piece of weathered paper, typed. From the 60's in Scotland.

#19 Sif

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

Born in NSW at the end of 1971 and mine was typed on white paper with no water mark I can discern. It was similar in layout to current birth certificates with an outline grid of section with details in them.

#20 71Cath

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

QUOTE (meplainjanebrain @ 12/02/2013, 01:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Am in Vic. My original was on blue paper with a watermark behind it.

Me too.  A5 size I think.  I believe each state was different.

#21 spersephone

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

I was born in Victoria in 1974, and all states had different types of certificates.  Mine is a birth extract, not the full certificate.  It's about A5, pale blue in colour and all the text on it is just black and typewritten or printed.  

My husband was born in 1961 in Victoria, and his is also an extract and it is white.

Both of ours make the statement that the extract is sufficient as proof of age, while these days you must have the full birth certificate.  

My divorce certificate is so non-descript you wouldn't realise how important it is, but I needed that to be able to get married again.  It's not even clear which side is the front, it sort of just looks like a letter.

I'd be ordering a full birth certificate to be safe, no need to wonder whether that document is correct or not.

Edit: if my extract had a watermark, I'm afraid it's absolutely invisible now - it's weakened from being stored folded up for a long time.

Edited by spersephone, 12 February 2013 - 01:18 PM.


#22 MissingInAction

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

Mines from the mid 80s and it's pinkish... but it is in tatters as it wasn't well looked after in my younger years.

#23 PrincessPeach

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:26 PM

QUOTE (Get*busy*livin @ 12/02/2013, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It is on a white A4 paper, all typed on a type writer and is all black typing. It has a stamp to verify it is a true copy with signature but it looks photocopied. There is no colour on the certificate at all.


This means it is not an original but a certified copy! Might need to re-order it.

#24 hills mum bec

Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:33 PM

Mine is from 1976 in SA, it is foolscap size on thick creamy coloured paper that is typed & has a stamp at the bottom.

#25 Cheryl_v

Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

Mine is 1972 from NSW, it is a light blue foolscap size with a watermark and the typing (names and addresses) is obviously different from the printing (section headings).  DH's is 1975 from Qld, his is light red foolscap with watermark.  Both of them have caused problems with being photocopied due to the length of the paper, when photocopied the border is incomplete with either the top or bottom missing so that might be something to look at with yours.




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