Marriage in Australia
To Marry in Australia, you must be over 18 years of age, not be legally married to another person, and not be in a prohibited relationship, details of which are set out in the Notice of Intention to Marry.
If you are a tourist to Australia, and looking to have a lovely destination wedding here, then you have arrived in a country that has one of the simplest processes in place for you! All the arrangements can be made from your country via email, and final arrangements made on your arrival in your chosen location.
To Marry in Australia,
you must complete a Notice of Intended Marriage and have it to your celebrant at least one month prior to the date you wish to marry. If you are in Australia, you can sign the Notice in front of your celebrant, or find a JP, Police Officer or other eligible witness, as per page 4 of the Notice. You can scan and email the Notice to your celebrant for lodgement. If you are OVERSEAS, you will need to find a Notary Public (generally a lawyer in a large Law Firm), or head to your closest Australian Consulate office, and have your signatures witnessed, (as per page 4 (b) ) and then scan and email to your celebrant. Your celebrant will require the original Notice before the ceremony takes place.
Documents Required to Marry in Australia
You can show your celebrant your passport on meeting, any time prior to the ceremony. Documents are not required at time of lodging the Notice of Intent to Marry, but must be sighted before the ceremony takes place. You could also provide your Birth certificate, which is very helpful in completing documents, but not essential. Your celebrant will provide more detailed information on requirements. If you are divorced or widowed, you will need to provide proof of finalization of divorce, or a death certificate in relation to your previous husband/wife.
If documents are in a foreign language, they will need to have legal translations provided.
This is all a simple process and, there are NO EXTRA GOVERNMENT FEES FOR FOREIGNERS
If you are an Australian citizen, and your fiancee is a foreigner, you may be required to produce a letter from your celebrant confirming a valid Notice of Intention to Marry has been lodged, and a date confirmed for the marriage to take place. I provide this letter at no extra cost.
Some countries require you to obtain a certified Marriage Certificate with an 'Apostille' stamp on it, after the marriage... I can assist you with the application forms for these documents.
Marry in Noosa Heads Australia for $450
This is my fee for your elopement style wedding in Australia. If you would like to have hair and make up for approx $150 see Debbie from Beauty on The Move and for your memories, some photos from Leah for as little as $250 Leah Cohen Photo I will give you ideas for other wedding experiences you might like (gondola wedding, accommodation options, dining options, flowers, sunset cruise etc). But with the simple ceremony provisions above, your wedding has cost a total of $850 (au)- how good is that!! I also download and play your wedding song, and bring along a lovely lectern with florals for signing the paperwork.
To Marry in Australia - Sunshine Coast
Noosa Elopement Packages
For wonderful, romantic, simple, all-in-one elopement packages, including celebrant fee, council permit, decorations, hair and makeup, floral bouquet, dining experience, expert advice on locations, professional photography, and videography (you choose how much you want!), Noosa has the best of providers with Noosa Weddings, Elope to Noosa, Elopements Noosa, or, Noosa Wedding Ring.