|My duty and legals|
My duty as a celebrant
As a Registered Marriage Celebrant, I am committed to our profession’s Code of Practice which includes:
Click here to see the full copy of the Code of Practice for marriage celebrants.
Legal requirements for marrying
There are also legal requirements for marrying in Australia under the Marriage Act 1961. I will explain these to you at our first meeting and guide you through them.
A Notice of Intended Marriage form must be completed, signed by both bride and groom, and lodged with your celebrant at least one calendar month and one day, but not more than 18 months, prior to your marriage. This form is usually completed at our first meeting.
To get married in Australia you have to provide the following documents:
If either bride or groom is under 18 years of age at the time of the marriage, then consent from your parents or guardians, or a court order, must be obtained. Please note that only one of the party can be under 18, and this party cannot be under 16 years of age. On your wedding day, two witnesses both aged over 18 years of age are required to witness your legal documents.
For more information about the legal requirements for marrying in Australia and to download the Notice of Intended Marriage form, see the Attorney-General’s Department website - http://www.ag.gov.au/www/agd/agd.nsf/Page/Marriage