Legal Requirements for Marriage in Australia

If you wish to marry in Australia:

  1. You must be 18 years of age or over;

  2. You are required to lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage with an authorised celebrant no later than 1 month prior to your planned wedding date. This form is valid for 18 months from date of lodgement. This form is provided by celebrant or can be downloaded from Attorney-General’s Department;

  3. Relevant proof of birth and identity documentation to be sighted by celebrant prior to marriage;

  4. If you have been married previously you would need to produce the relevant Divorce or Death Certificate;

  5. You must complete a Statutory Declaration prior to marriage confirming there is no legal impediment to your marriage - this is provided by celebrant.


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