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Same sex couples can now marry at the Perth Marriage Office

On 7 December 2017, the Australian Parliament passed the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017 to change the definition of marriage and provide for marriage equality in Australia. The right to marry in Australia will no longer be determined by sex or gender.

All couples intending to marry must provide at least one month’s notice prior to the solemnisation of the marriage by completing the Notice of Intended Marriage form. (NOIM)

To book marriage at the Perth Marriage Office, please lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage, which can be found on the following page – Notice of Intended Marriage.

Marriage Equality for Australia

As from Saturday 9 December 2017, same-sex couples will be able to lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage to commence the one month minimum notice period required before the solemnisation of marriages under the Marriage Act.

My Department is making necessary arrangements to implement this significant social change recognising the outcome of the postal survey and the legislation. This includes updating marriage forms and certificates and information to assist marrying couples and authorised celebrants. The forms and other information will be available following the proclamation of the bill at www.ag.gov.au/marriageforms and www.ag.gov.au/marriageequality.

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