Before you may marry, the law requires that you sign before an Authorised
Celebrant or JP and lodge with me the Notice of Intended
Marriage. This form must be submitted to me a minimum of one
calendar month prior to the wedding*.
You can submit your NoIM in person or by post.
The NoIM form will remain active for 18 calendar months from the date of
Documents (originals) I will need to sight are:
- evidence of your date and place of birth. (Birth certificate or
- if a party to the intended marriage is a divorced or widowed person -
evidence of your divorce, or of the death of your spouse.
If you were born overseas you will need an overseas passport or a birth
certificate translated in to English.
me to discuss the requirements for the NoIM, it is possible to
complete the NoIM while overseas.
You must be over 18 years of age to marry in Australia (or have special
On the day of your marriage you must have two witnesses over the age of
A Declaration must also be signed prior to the wedding which
states the bride and groom are 18 years or more, not married to anyone else and there is no legal reason why
they should not be married.
After the ceremony there are 3 documents to sign for the bride, groom, 2 witnesses
The official Certificate of Marriage.
A Certificate of Marriage, which is kept on file.
A Presentation Marriage Certificate for the couple to keep.
*Situations arise from time to time when a couple seek to
be married with less than a month available to give the required notice. Information on the shortening
of time may be found on the Attorney General's website.