Legal Process & Requirements
As a Marriage Celebrant authorised under Australian law and inline with the Celebrant Code of Practice, my role is to:
· Complete legal checks and legal documentation (NOIM)
· The Notice of Intention to Marry (NOIM) must be completed 1 month prior to the wedding day and expires after 18 months.
· Ensure that you are aware of the relationship education available to you
· Work with you and write your perfect ceremony
· Use a microphone and speaker/s to ensure all present are able to hear
· Preparation, signing and presentation of Marriage Certificate
· Register your marriage within 14 days.
The marrying couple will need to provide, at our initial meeting, original documents of your legitimacy to be married under Australian law. This includes:
· Original Birth Certificate
· Current Passport (still acceptable if out of date by no more than 2 years)
· Current Drivers Licence or photo ID
· If you have been previously married – Divorce or Nullity Papers
· A Death Certificate if that is how your previous marriage ended
· Statutory Declaration declaring your legitimacy to be married under Australian Law
· Court Orders (if applicable)
Restrictions to a Marriage
· If one or both of the intended couple are already married
· If both are under the age of 18 (you may make application to the court)
· If one is under the age of 18, you must have parental or court permission.
· Less than one month from the NOIM being started. (You may make application to the court under extreme circumstances, e.g., illness or transfer overseas)