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You don't need to stress about the legal aspects of getting married. I will guide you through the process. I will ensure you have a full understanding of all legal requirements of a marriage. I undertake to comply with all areas of the Marriage Act 1961.

It is a legal requirement to complete the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) form and lodge it with your Celebrant one month prior to your wedding day. It is valid for 18 months.

The NOIM form can be downloaded from the Attorney-General's website, scroll down to 'Forms for Download', Word and PDF Formats available.

Please do not sign the NOIM Form as the signing must be witnessed by the Celebrant or other authorised person.

Certain documentation must be produced and sighted by the celebrant before the marriage is solemnized i.e. Australian born brides/grooms require original Birth Certificates; Overseas born brides/grooms require either translated birth certificates, Overseas or Australian passports; and in the case of a previous marriage, a Divorce Order or Death Certificate must be produced.

As your Marriage Celebrant I am required to:

  • identify myself to the assembled parties, as the celebrant authorised to solemnise the marriage and say the words required by Section 46 of the Marriage Act (known as the Monitum), in the presence of the parties, the formal witnesses and the guests;
  • ensure that the witnesses hear and understand the vows being exchanged, because it is the exchange of vows that constitutes the marriage; minimum statement of vows must be included;
  • ensure the couple and the witnesses sign all the documents as required by the Act; and
  • register the marriage within 14 days of the ceremony taking place.