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- Marriage in Australia can take place between a man and a woman,
who are each at least eighteen years of age.
- The marriage can be celebrated in any location in Australia
- Must be in the presence of a Registered Celebrant.
- In the presence of at least two witnesses who are eighteen years of age or over.
- The current Marriage Act requires that a Notice Of Intended Marriage
MUST be lodged with the authorised celebrant no earlier than 18 months
and no later than one month before the date of the marriage.
- A person may marry if they are under 18 in certain circumstances
The celebrant is required to sight the following ORIGINAL documents.
COPIES CERTIFIED BY A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE
- an official (original) certificate of birth, or an official extract of an entry
in an official register showing the date and place of birth of the party
- If born overseas and obtaining a birth certificate is impracticable (not possible),
then a passport issued by a government of an overseas country
(The Australian Government will NOT accept an Australian Passport for this purpose)
- If either party has been previously married, the Decree Absolute or Divorce Certificate
- If you are a widow or widower, the Death Certificate of your late spouse
- If any certificates are written in a language that the solemnising celebrant
cannot understand a translation by an accredited translator is required.
- Evidence of identity - one of these is acceptable: a driver's licence,
a proof of age/photo card, an Australian or overseas passport or
a Certificate of Australian Citizenship along with another form of photo ID.