Major life events

Grand parents, parents and young child walking in park

From birth, death, turning 18, getting married or changing your name, this section contains information and resources for significant events in life.

In this section:

  • Birth

    This channel provides information on registering a birth, child care options, and parenting support services.

  • Turning 18

    Just turned 18? Here you can find out about a variety of services such as proof of age cards, registering to vote, drivers licence information, and employment assistance.

  • Marriage

    This section provides services and information of use to the recently married.

  • Death

    This section provides information about government services you may need if you've recently experienced the loss of a family member.

  • Registry of births, deaths & marriages

    Use this resource to apply for a birth, death or marriage certificate, order a commemorative birth certificate, apply for a change of name, locate a civil marriage celebrant or obtain advice on researching your family history.

  • Planning ahead

    Here you can access detailed, practical information and assistance concerning, the legal process of appointing a Guardian or an Administrator, deceased estate administration, the duties of an Executor, and appointing an Enduring Power of Attorney.

  • DonateLife

    DonateLife is the WA agency for organ and tissue donation. We aim to raise awareness, encourage family discussion, offer compassionate support to donor families and manage effective clinical services in organ and tissue donation.