Australian Birth Certificates
There are several ways you can go about getting your birth certificate. The least expensive way is to contact your state's office of vital records and request a copy of the certificate you need. Your state can give you a true, certified copy of your birth certificate for a low fee of $20.00 or less. This method can take longer than using a third party site, but it can save you money. If you want to get it quickly and easily, you can order it online for $25.00 to $60.00, depending on which site you use. Ordering online can help speed up the process, usually taking approximately 2 to 10 days to ship.
Storage of important documents is important. As stated above, never leave the original in your home. It is safer in a fire-proof, damage-proof safe deposit box and less prone to theft as well. Guard your identification papers carefully in all cases, and lessen the risk of having your identity stolen. Obtain an official copy of all of your important documents, safeguarding them all in the aforementioned safe deposit box.