Planning to marry in Australia at one of our famous beaches, tranquil parkland locations, on a yacht, up in the sky or maybe in a quaint country style chapel? Whether you're an Australian resident planning to marry in Australia,
or a couple wanting to simply marry here you'll find all the information you need below.
Through changes to the law in Australia for marriage equality, on the 9 December 2017, marriage celebrants are now legally free to marry everyone who wants to get married. If you do intend to marry within Australian States and Territories and are of marriageable age, that is 18 years and over, you can lodge the first part of the paperwork with me, being the Notice of Intended Marriage at least one month and up to 18 months before your intended wedding date. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate in contacting me first and I will be more than happy to go over these issues with you.
If you are not of marriageable age, that is under 18 years of age OR if you require an immediate marriage due to extenuating circumstances please contact me first for further information before downloading the above Notice of Intended Marriage.
Residence of Australia wishing to marry in Australia and Territories
For International Couples Simply Marrying in Australia
If either of you are not an Australian citizen and of marriageable age, that is 18 years and over and neither of you have never been married before or if you have been married are now either divorced or widowed, you can lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage, at least one month and up to 18 months before your intended wedding date with me.
If you are not an Australian citizen and of marriageable age, that is 18 years and over and planning to marry in Australian States or Territory to either an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen and have never been married before or if you have been married are now either divorced or widowed and it is your intention to apply for a Prospective Marriage Visa (Fiance Visa), you can lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage at least up to 18 months, before your intended wedding date with me. After receiving this information from you I will provide you with a letter confirming your intended marriage which you will then forward to the Immigration Department of Australia in the state or territory you are choosing to marry in.
Please note that under this visa you only have 9 months from the time your visa has been approved with the Department of Immigration to be married.
For International Couples Planning to Reside in Australia
Before your return home, after your wedding ceremony in Australia, you may require your marriage certificate and if applicable translators statutory declaration stamped for your governments approval of your marriage. Depending on what country you are from depends on which stamp is required. For further information regarding this go to www.dfat.gov.au or contact me directly.
Apostilles or Authentication Stamps
To avoid any disappointment please contact me directly by email or call me on 0429 550 111 to clarify your personal circumstances in relation to
these issues and to also confirm your intended marriage date.