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Registrar-General's Division
Agency Number:
Start Date:
15 Mar 1983
The registration of land transaction, deed and births, deaths and marriages. Performing civil marriages. Registering marriage celebrants under Federal legislation. The Division came into being when its predecessor Department was amalgamated into the Law Department and it continued to function there until 17 July 1989 when the Law Department itself was amalgamated into the Department of Justice. The Registrar-General's Division was transferred to the Department of Environment and Planning, with the exception of its Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages which remained a part of the Department of Justice. From 17 July 1989 the Division was solely concerned with the registration of land transactions and deeds.
Legislation Administered:
Abandoned Lands Act 1973 (part) Conveyancing and Law of Property Act 1884, Land Titles Act 1980, Local Government Act 1962 (part), Marriages Registration Act 1962 (until 1989), Public Trust Act 1882, Registration of Births and Deaths Acts 1895 and 1957 (until 1989), Registration of Deeds Act 1935.~;;
Legislation Creating:
SR 1983/57
Controlling Agencies:
Law Department (TA373)15 Mar 198317 Jul 1989

Department of Environment and Planning (TA912)17 Jul 198902 Feb 1993
Previous Agencies:
Registrar-General's Department (TA85)01 Jan 183815 Mar 1983
Subsequent Agencies:
Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (TA923)17 Jul 1989
Series Created By Agency:
AF387 Administrative Files relating to Adoption17 Jan 195502 Feb 2012