Marriage Via Registered Marriage Celebrant

Minimum Legal Requirements for Marriage in Australia
To be married in Australia, you must:
  • 1. Be single
  • 2. Not be marrying a family member(including adopted family member)
  • 3. Be at least 18 years old, unless a court has approved a marriage where one party is between 16 and 18 years old. Approval will not be given if both parties are below 16 years
  • 4. Consent of both the parties (to be life partners)
Steps for Legal Marriage in Australia
You need to lodge Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) at least one month prior to your marriage date to a registered marriage celebrant. There are around 9000+ registered marriage celebrants all across Australia. Your celebrant may request you to provide some evidence to check eligibility of both bride and groom. You can present your passport, birth certificate or driver’s license as an evidence of your identity. 

Last and the most important, if any of the partners have been married before, they need to present divorce or death certificate of their ex-partners. Once your registered marriage celebrant is satisfied, he/she registers your marriage. 

Documents Required for Marriage Certificate from Registry Office
In order to get your Marriage Certificate from Registry Office, you and your partner need to submit following documents:
  1. Booking Confirmation form
  2. Information brochure after NOIM
  3. Marriage Certificate Application
  4. Notice of Intended Marriage
  5. Declaration of No Legal Impediment to Marriage
Let Goodway Education and Visa Services help you navigate the legal requirements for marriage in Australia. Contact us today for more information.