Legal Requirements

  • You are required to provide 3 forms of identification this can include: Original Birth Certificates, Australian or foreign passport, current drivers licence, current proof of age card, current identification card displaying the cardholder’s photograph.

  • Divorce Decree Absolute if either or both the Bride and/or Groom have been previously married or divorced.

  • Death Certificate if either or both the Bride and/or Groom have been widowed.

  • Deed Poll of change of name if applicable.

  • If you were born outside of Australia, and do not have a birth certificate, an original passport showing your date and place of birth must be produced plus a second identification (as above).

  • The form must be completed in front of the Civil Celebrant, a Solicitor, a Justice of the peace, a legally qualified medical practitioner or a member of the Australian Federal Police or the Police force of a State or Territory.

  • The law also requires two witnesses who must be over the age of 18 to be in attendance at your signing of the marriage certificate.

  • There is compulsory wording that must be spoken by the Celebrant and couple according to the Marriage Act to legally solemnise a marraige with Australia. This wording wil be incorporated into your ceremony.

  • All completed paper work will be lodged by me with the Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages.

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