Legal Requirements for Australian Marriages
The Notice of Intended Marriage must be lodged at least one month prior to the date of the wedding. It can be lodged with me up to 18 months in advance of the wedding.
You must be at least 18 years of age to marry in Australia.
If you are Australian born you must show your birth certificate or passport. If born outside Australia, you are required to show your birth certificate or passport from your country of birth. I will also need to see some photo id.
If you have been previously married, you must show your Divorce Decree Absolute or a Death Certificate of a previous spouse.
You are required to have two witnesses to the ceremony. Witnesses must be aged at least 18 years of age.
Your birth certificate, passport from your country of birth, divorce papers or death certificate if relevant, must be sighted prior to the marriage taking place.
Civil Marriage Celebrant
Illawarra and South Coast