The NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages website is one that I have used extensively for many years. In the Family History section it presently allows you to look up Births 1788-1912, Deaths 1788-1982 and Marriages 1788-1962 but every year another year is added to the indexes. My New Years Day tradition is to take some time to search the new listings and see what new information I can find! Although easy to use, the site was much better when it allowed extensive wild card searches. They were so helpful given the spelling variations you can find due to illiteracy and accents impacting on the registration process. It was also helpful in situations where the birth name changed, as while the name changed the registration number remained the same and you could easily find both the original and the altered index entry, which may have been a factor in limiting the wildcard option. Regardless of the changes it is still a very valuable site and I love the free index search capability! I think it would be greatly improved however if they could combine the free index search option of this website with the cheaper immediate download uncertified certificate option of the Victorian BDM website, thus reducing costs and processing times.
NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Family History page screenshot
Source: Family History. NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Retrieved from http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au