The Office of Adoption Services Victoria at 570 Bourke St Melbourne is closed until further notice.

Our Case Managers are still available to assist via email.

For enquiries about:

For all other enquires, please email details to adoption@justice.vic.gov.au (External link) and your email will be forwarded to the relevant team for action.

There are two circumstances in which the child of an adoptee can access their parent’s adoption record:

  • where the adopted person has died
  • where this is done with the knowledge of the adopted person.

This application can only be done through Adoption Information Services. 

Adoption information

The information available are records held by the adoption agency and the records from the Court that made the adoption order.

When you make an application the case manager will also check the Adoption Information Register.

Interview with a case manager

Under the Adoption Act 1984 you must have an interview with a case manager from Adoption Information Services prior to receiving the records.