Notice Of Intended Marriage (NOIM)
The NOIM is the definitive application form required under Australian Law to be married. Download this form, complete it and send it to your Marriage Celebrant (no more than 18 months and no less than 1 month and 1 day) prior to the wedding.
Happily Before & Ever After
This Happily Before & Ever After brochure is a requirement of the Australian Marriage Act 1961, found under section 42 (5A). Couples are required to read this in order to better understand some of the obligations and expectations of the modern marriage.
Australian Marriage Act 1961
The Australian Marriage Act 1961 contains all the relevant statutory requirements in order to be married under Australian Law. It is a fantastic reference for anyone with highly specific marriage issues.
Marriage Regulations 1963
The Marriage Regulations are largely an addendum to the Australian Marriage Act, providing a guide to the specific prescribed forms and practical application of the Act.
Celebrants Code Of Practice
The Celebrants Code of Practice outlines the obligations, requirements and penalties associated with Civil Marriage Celebrants and non-secular Celebrants under Australian Law.
Birth Certificate Application Form
If you have lost or misplaced your original birth certificate, you may apply to the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages for a replacement. Note: If you have an extract of your birth certificate, you will need to complete this form. Extracts are not admissible as proof of identification for citizens born in Australia.
Shortening Of Time Application
If you have an urgent reason to be married, either due to work, health, travel, or other legitimate reasons, you may apply for a Shortening of Time. This reduces the statutory to less than 1 month and 1 day.
Official Marriage Certificate Application Form
After the wedding ceremony, you will be presented with a Marriage Certificate as a memento of the day, however this certificate cannot be used as proof of your legal married name. You will need to apply to the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages in order to receive your Official Marriage Certificate.