Legal Requirements For Your Wedding

For most ceremonies there are no legal requirements. The big exception to this is a wedding ceremony. You will need various documents to support your application for lodgement of the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM). These may include:

  • an original certificate of birth
  • an original extract of an entry of birth in an official register
  • a statutory declaration
  • a record of birth letter
  • a current overseas passport
  • a court order permitting marriage of a party under the age of 18
  • a decree absolute
  • a certificate of death
  • a certificate of nullity
  • an official translation of relevant documents
  • an appropriate statutory declaration

A Notice of Intended Marriage must be completed at least one month and one day before the ceremony. This form can be downloaded and printed via the links page .

NOTE : All documents must be originals. An Australian passport is not acceptable as proof of birth for an Australian citizen or resident. I do request that you bring these documents with you to our first meeting so that I can photocopy and return your originals immediately.

I am happy to help you with your special requirements.