What You Need To Know About Getting Married In Australia
WHAT IS THE FIRST STEP?
The first step for all couples getting married in Australia is to lodge the Notice of Intended Marriage.
Once the Notice of Intended Marriage has been lodged with this office, we can then order your official Commonwealth Marriage Certificate from Canberra and prepare all of the legal paperwork for your marriage date. Lodging the Notice of Intended Marriage will also allow you to select a date for your marriage.
The Notice of Intended Marriage can be lodged by either party to the marriage and can be lodged from within Australia or from overseas.
WHAT PAPERWORK IS REQUIRED?
Although both parties to the marriage are required to sign the NOIM prior to the marriage taking place, if one person is unavailable at the time of lodgement, the other party can lodge the Notice of Intended Marriage on their behalf.