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THE NEW

Perth Marriage Office
at Old Tower House

The new Perth Marriage Office is now open 7 Days – Monday to Sunday 
for legally recognised weddings in a registry office format.

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Sign the Marriage Register

The Registry Room accommodates the couple and 2 witnesses for a simple signing of the marriage register.

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Short Wedding Services

This service accommodates the couple and up to 10 guests  for short wedding services.

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Simple Wedding Ceremonies

This Drawing Room accommodates the couple and up to 25 guests  for a simple wedding service.

The Gallery accommodates the couple and up to 50 guests.

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The Perth Marriage Office can facilitate a Commonwealth Marriage Celebrant for your wedding at an external venue such as a park, garden or private residence.

The New Perth Marriage Office

The Perth Marriage Office has recently moved. The New Perth Marriage Office is now located at Old Tower House, a stunning federation building which allows for a variety of marriage options for couples.

The Perth Marriage Office now offers extended trading hours and is open 7 Days – Monday to Sunday, for weddings recognised legally throughout the world, in a traditional registry office format. 

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Who Should Get Married

at the Perth Marriage Office?

  • Couples who just need to get married with a minimum of fuss.
  • Couples having a friend or family member perform a cultural or religious ceremony separately.
  • Couples applying for a Fiancé Visa through the Department of Immigration.
  • Couples who only need the minimum legal requirements to be married.
  • Couples who are eloping.
  • Couples celebrating their marriage in Bali, who would prefer their marriage was registered in Australia.
  • Couples who have had a ceremony overseas and just need the legal component performed.
  • Couples applying for a Prospective Marriage Visa.

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The Marriage Process

Need more information about how to get married? Click the relevant question below for the answers to your questions.

The first step for all couples getting married in Australia is to lodge the Notice of Intended Marriage.

Your Notice of Intended Marriage can be lodged in person or online:

Lodging your NOIM in person:

If lodging the Notice of Intended Marriage in person, a Commonwealth Marriage Celebrant will sign and witness your Notice of Intended Marriage at your appointment. You can book an appointment to see a Commonwealth Marriage Celebrant here: Booking Platform

Lodging your NOIM Online: 

If lodging the Notice of Intended Marriage online, you must have the NOIM witnessed by a Justice of the Peace, a Police Officer, a Lawyer or a Doctor.

You can then lodge the Notice of Intended Marriage via the online portal here: Online Portal

You are requested to provide a number of items in order to complete your legal paperwork. Copies of these documents can be uploaded with your NOIM via our Online Portal:
 
1. A Passport is the preferred method of identification, however a Birth Certificate is also acceptable.  
2. If relevant, any Divorce Certificates should also be presented.

Once your Notice of Intended Marriage is lodged with this office, we can then schedule your marriage date. Please note there is a mandatory one month notice period for all marriages in Australia, which must be fulfilled prior to  signing the final marriage documents.

Anyone over the age of 18 can marry in Australia, irrespective of their nationality (or their partners nationality).

Couples are not required to be Australian Citizens or have Permanent Residency in order to legally marry in Australia, as long as they can provide a Passport as proof of their date & place of birth and there is no legal impediment to their legal marriage.

If either party to the marriage has been married previously, evidence of the termination of the last marriage must be produced prior to your marriage taking place. (I.e.

A divorce certificate or decree nisi of dissolution of marriage that has become absolute or a full death certificate.)

If a divorce is pending or if the paperwork is not immediately available, this does not prevent you from lodging your Notice of Intended Marriage. The paperwork can be provided at any time prior to your marriage.

Only one party to the marriage is legally required to sign and lodge the Notice of Intended Marriage with the Perth Marriage Office and commence the legal paperwork.

If the other party to the marriage is overseas or not available at the time you wish to submit your paperwork, this does not prevent the Notice of Intended Marriage from being lodged. (However both persons signatures are preferred, if both parties are available)

The Notice of Intended Marriage can be lodged by either party to the marriage and can be lodged from within Australia or from overseas.

Only one party to the marriage is legally required to sign and lodge the Notice of Intended Marriage with the Perth Marriage Office and commence the legal paperwork, so if the other party to the marriage is overseas or not available at the time you wish to submit your paperwork, this does not prevent the Notice of Intended Marriage from being lodged.

When lodging the Notice of Intended Marriage from overseas, it should be witnessed by a Notary Public, before being uploaded via the Online Portal.

A passport is the preferred method of identification for marriages at the Perth Marriage Office, as this form of ID provides the required evidence of your place and date of birth, as well as a photograph of the passport holder. 

If you are able to provide an Australian or Foreign  passport, you will not require any other identification.

If a passport is not available, an original Birth Certificate can also be used as identification, although sufficient photo ID will also need to be provided if using a Birth Certificate.

Your original identification documents will need to be sighted at any time prior to your marriage taking place, however if they are not available at the time you lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage, they do not prevent you submitting your Notice of Intended Marriage

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