The Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages replaced the Registrar-General's Division in 1989. In 2014, the Registrar maintains registers of births, deaths, marriages, deeds of relationships, and adoptions, changes of name, and changes of sex for people born in Tasmania. It holds church records from 1803 to 1839 and birth, death, and marriage records from 1839 to the present.
In 1989, along with other divisions in the Law Department, the Registrar became part of the Department of Justice. It remained with the Department of Justice when it became the Department of Justice and Industrial Relations in 1998 and again in 2004 when it reverted to the Department of Justice. In 2014, the Registrar is part of the Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading Division of the Department of Justice.
1838 - 1882 Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages
1882 - 1924 Statistical and General Registry Department
1924 - 1959 General Registry Department
1959 - 1972 Registrar-General's Department
1972 - 1989 Registrar-General's Division
1989 - Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 18 July 2012, Last modified: 17 March 2014