A ‘Notice of Intended Marriage’ (Form 13) MUST be submitted to me at least one month and one day prior to the date of your intended marriage. This form can be lodged with me up to 18 months prior to the date of your marriage. Form 13 is available from myself or can be downloaded from www.ag.gov.au/celebrants.
BIRTH CERTIFICATES/PASSPORTS – Original birth certificates are required to be produced if parties are born in Australia. If parties are born overseas and birth certificates are not available, please produce your overseas passport. Birth certificates are obtainable from the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the capital city in the State where born.
DIVORCE CERTIFICATE/DECREE NISI – If either party has previously been married, evidence of the dissolution of that marriage MUST be produced prior to the date of your marriage. These certificates are obtainable from the Federal Family Court.
DEATH CERTIFICATE – If the party intending to be married is a widow/widower from a previous marriage, the original ‘Death Certificate’ must be produced. This certificate is obtainable from the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the capital city of the State where the death occurred.
CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE – An official ‘Certificate of Marriage’ will be provided by me on the wedding day. Some government departments or banking institutions may require a certified copy of the certificate of marriage which is obtainable from the office of the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages. The payment of a fee will be required by that government office re the supply of this certified document. I can assist you with this application if required.