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 Notice of Intended Marriage can be located by clicking here and then, in the new page, scrolling down to download the NOIM.
The forms 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