SUBMITTING YOUR NOTICE OF INTENDED MARRIAGE ONLINE
If you are not able to meet with a Commonwealth Marriage Celebrant at our office in person, your Notice of Intended Marriage can be submitted electronically. 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 us signing the final legal documents.
The legal paperwork required to commence the marriage process can be found here, which will need to be filled in, and then witnessed by a Police Officer at your local Police Station, before being lodged electronically below. Alternatively a Doctor, Lawyer or Justice of the Peace can also witness this form. (PLEASE NOTE: In Western Australia, a Commissioner for Declarations (I.e. A Pharmacist, a Postmaster, Etc) cannot witness the NOIM.)
A photo taken on your phone OR a scan of these documents is sufficient to lodge the paperwork, however you MUST bring the original documents on the date of your marriage) Once we have received the photo / scan of these documents, we can then book you in to complete the marriage process.
After receiving a copy of your signed and witnessed Notice of Intended Marriage, we will then order your Marriage Certificate from Canberra and confirm the date for your marriage, at which time you will be required to bring your witnesses and sign the Marriage Certificate in their presence. Your marriage will then be solemnised and registered by your Commonwealth Marriage Celebrant.
As highlighted on the website, you are requested to provide a number of items in order to complete your legal paperwork. Copies of these documents can be submitted with your NOIM, however all of the original documents will also need to be provided on the day of your marriage so that your Marriage Celebrant can sight these original documents:
1. A Passport is the preferred method of identification, however a Birth Certificate is also acceptable.
3. If relevant, the termination of any previous marriages (Divorce Certificate / Death Certificate) should also be presented.
Once your Notice of Intended Marriage is received, we will arrange an invoice for payment, which can be paid by Direct Deposit, Cheque, or Credit Card.