Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
The population of the Australian state of Queensland is 3.6 million. In 1996, the Queensland Registry chose KE Software to customise and implement an existing system to suit the Registry’s specific needs. Today, some 6 million records, dating back to the first European settlement of Queensland in the early 1800s, are accessed by 50 concurrent users.
The Queensland Registry is unique in Australia in that some of its services are offered through district registrars and Government agents who are located throughout the state. The Registry produces paper registrations and indexes for all of its 35 districts. This enables each district registrar to produce birth and death certificates of local events on demand.
The Registry is currently in the process of creating electronic index data and is planning to image some of its historic registrations. This will enable the Registry to begin exploring new business opportunities via the World Wide Web, such as online certificate validation and online ordering of historic certificates. These services are currently being offered in other Australian states being serviced by KE Software.
Each year, the Registry processes 120,000 applications, produces 160,000 certificates and registers 90,000 vital events.
Since installation in 1996:
The Registry has also been able to offer many advanced services including:
Of the certificates issued each year: