If you have queries relating to these issues, there are a number of websites that may be of assistance. Family Relationships Online provides all families (whether together or separated) with access to information about family relationship issues. The website address is: www.familyrelationships.gov.au/
Frequently requested information
Birth, death and marriage certificates are obtained from the state registry where the birth, death or marriage occurred. Births, Deaths and Marriages Registries also deal with adoptions and official changes of name and sex. This page links to the individual state and territory registries.
Information about getting married in Australia: finding the right Marriage Celebrant; providing notice of your intended marriage; fees; and the Certificate of Marriage issued to couples.
General guide to requirements which may need to be met in order for a marriage to be legal in another country.
Information on legal issues around divorce and separation. Also includes how to get a copy of your Certificate of Divorce.
Information on when, where and how to get a divorce.
Department of Agriculture conditions for the import of cremated ashes to Australia.