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Getting married

Becoming a marriage celebrant

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.

Attorney-General's Department

Getting married in Australia

The Attorney-General's Department is responsible for the laws setting out the requirements for getting married in Australia.

Attorney-General's Department

Marriage and relationships

The state and territory births, deaths and marriages registry offices provide information on the legal requirements for marriage. Provides links to state and territory information on marriage and relationships.

Marriage overseas – general requirements

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

Notice of intended marriage form

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.

Attorney-General's Department

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