Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 No 62
Division 5 Additional information and services
55A Registrar may collect and maintain other information
(1) The Registrar may collect and maintain records of information, other than registrable information, relating to registrable events.(2) Records maintained under this section must be kept separately from the Register.(3) The Registrar may include information in the records maintained under this section at the request of a person interested in the registrable event to which the information relates or on the Registrar’s own initiative.(4) Sections 46 (3) and 48 apply to any records maintained under this section as if they were part of the Register.
55B Additional information services in relation to information in Register and other information
(1) In this section, additional information services means services relating to the information in the Register or any other information collected and maintained under section 55A that are additional to the services otherwise provided by the Registrar under this Act, including the following:(a) the provision of information relating to a registrable event in the form of a decorative certificate or other document,(b) the provision of historical and genealogical information.(2) The Registrar may enter into an arrangement for the provision of additional information services.(3) The charge for providing an additional information service is:(a) except as provided by paragraph (b), the amount determined by the Registrar, or(b) if the regulations under section 54 so provide, the amount fixed by, or determined in accordance with, the regulations.The charge is not required to bear any relation to the cost of providing the service.(4) In providing additional information services, the Registrar must, as far as practicable, protect the persons to whom the information concerned relates from unjustified intrusion on their privacy.