Legal requirements in Townsville

 
 
 

 
 
Lodging your Notice
 

Lodging your Notice

 
Before you marry, you need to complete a Notice of Intended Marriage. You may lodge your Notice with me as your chosen marriage celebrant. Having ... Read more
 
 
 
Proof of Identity & Evidence of Birth
 

Proof of Identity & Evidence of Birth

 
Before you marry, I need to establish your identity and evidence of date and place of birth. This is best done through photo ID by way of a Driver’s ... Read more
 
 
 
 
 
Previous Marriage Certificate
 

Previous Marriage

 
If either of you have been married before, I will need to sight original evidence of how that marriage ended, i.e. evidence of that person’s divorce or death of that person’s spouse, before you can marry.
 
 
 
Application for a Register Copy of your Marriage Certificate
 

Application for a Register Copy of your Marriage Certificate

 
On the day of your wedding I will present you with a marriage certificate which is conclusive evidence of your marriage. However, this certificate ... Read more
 
 
 
 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
What are the legal requirements for getting married in Australia?
 
Before getting married, you must lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage with your marriage celebrant. You will need evidence of date and place of birth and proof of identity. You may use an original birth certificate or passport or other forms of photo ID such as a Driver’s Licence. A court order will also be required if either party is under the age of 18.
 
 
 
Do I need to register my overseas marriage in Australia?