Find government information about getting married in Australia. Also includes information for Australians getting married overseas.
The regulation of marriage celebrants in Australia is administered by the Attorney-General's Department. Includes information on the Marriage Celebrants Program, ongoing professional development, and legislation.
The Attorney-General's Department is responsible for the laws setting out the requirements for getting married in Australia.
Provides a general guide to requirements which may need to be met in order for a marriage to be legal in a particular country.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Section 42 of the Marriage Act 1961 requires that a marriage shall not be solemnizes unless a notice in writing of the intended marriage, in the prescribed form, is given to the authorized celebrant solemnizing the marriage.