Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Legal Requirements for Marrying in Australia?
A Notice of Intended Marriage must be completed and lodged with me at least one month prior to the date or your wedding. You can lodge this with me up to 18 months in advance of your wedding.
You can complete your Notice of Intended Marriage with me in person when we first meet – photo ID is required to proceed.
If you live overseas, interstate or regionally the completed Notice of Intended Marriage can be scanned and emailed to me.
The original can then be sent by express or registered post preferably immediately so that it is received well in advance of your wedding date.
Before you can be married you must present your birth certificate and/or your current passport.
You must be at least 18 years of age to marry in Australia.
If you have previously been married you must show the original of your Divorce Decree Absolute or a Death Certificate of a previous spouse. These documents must be sighted before you can be married.
You are required to have 2 witnesses to your marriage. Witnesses must be at least 18 years of age.
If you are bringing your partner into Australia on a prospective spouse visa I can provide you with a letter for the Immigration Department.