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Legal requirements for marriage in Australia

This section provides information about legal requirements for Australians and international vistors getting married in Australia.

Marriage Act 1961
Take a look at the fine print of the Australian Marriage Act 1961

Australians marrying in Australia
You will need to lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage with your marriage celebrant at least one month before the marriage and comply with other requirements of the Marriage Act.

Australians getting Married overseas
Advice from The Department of Foriegn Affairs and Trade for Australians seeking to be married in a country other than Australia. Also contains useful information about travelling abroad.

Marriage in Bali
Getting married in Bali is popular with Australians.

International Visitors Getting Married in Australia
Getting married in Australia requires lodgement of a Notice of Intended Marriage which can be obtained through a Civil or Marriage Clelebrant or from an Australian Embassey.



Australian laws change constantly. We make no warranty to the accuracies contained in this section. We recommend you seek further advice from a Civil Marriage Celebrant or from the Attorney-General's Department.



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