LEGALITIES FOR MARRIAGE IN AUSTRALIA
- You will both need to be 18 years of age or over
- A Notice of Intended Marriage Form (NOIM) must be completed and lodged with your Celebrant at least one (1) month prior to your wedding date and no sooner than eighteen (18) months. Your signatures on the NOIM are to be witnessed by me or by an authorized person as indicated on the Notice (below “signature of witness”).
You can download the NOIM – www.ag.gov.au/celebrants or I am happy to make it available to you.
- Born in Australia – You will need to provide your Passport OR full birth certificate and photo ID (e.g. driver’s licence)
- Born outside Australia – You will need to provide your current Passport.
- Previously married and divorced – You will need to provide your original Decree Absolute. If you don’t have this you will need to apply for your Decree Absolute to the Family Law Court where you were divorced.
- Previously married but husband/wife deceased. You will need to provide the Death Certificate of your former spouse. This is obtainable from Births Deaths and Marriages in the capital city of the State in which the death was registered.
- There can only be two witnesses who sign the Marriage Register with you, and they must be 18 years of age or older.
At interview/meeting with me to accept your Notice of Intended Marriage Form (NOIM), I must sight the ORIGINALS of your required identification documentation.
If you are completing your Notice of Intended Marriage in another city/country and forwarding the completed Notice to me, photocopies of all relevant documentation must accompany the completed and witnessed NOIM Form. **Please note, you MUST bring with you, all ORIGINAL documentation as I am obliged by Law to sight all such ORIGINAL documentation BEFORE I can officiate your ceremony.
For further assistance and information please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 07 4128 6404 (B) M: 0490 758 968