If you have decided to search for a birth parent, you must first seek authorisation from Adoption Services, in order to obtain the original, or a copy, of your birth certificate, so that you can make an application to the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Once you have obtained a copy of your original birth certificate, you can ask the Registry to conduct searches within Queensland, for marriages or deaths relating to your birth relative. For events that have occurred in another state, you will need to contact the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in that particular state, for information.
Asking for this information might help your search for a birth relative by using their most recent name. Fees will apply for the Registry to commence searches. Searching for information and the issuing of certificates about your birth relative is at the discretion of the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
You may then go to the AEC (Australian Electoral Commission) office in the capital city on your state to check the names.
If the search leads to a dead end, please contact us at Trace and Identify (Australia) and we shall check our databases which are not available to most citizens as they can be expensive. We specialise in finding birth parents for clients and have done so since 2008.