Helpful links


Victorian Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages -

LifeWorks Relationship Education -

Attorney General of Australia Marriage page -

Relationships Australia -


Legal Information for Marrying Couples

  • Getting Married ~ everything you need to know about the legals ~ information from the Attorney-General's website

  • Notice of Intended Marriage ~ printable form in PDF format (63KB)

  • Births Deaths & Marriages Victoria


Notice of Intended Marriage.

To be legally married in Australia, a person must:

  • not be married to someone else

  • not be marrying a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother or sister

  • be at least 18 years old, unless a court has approved a marriage where one party is aged between 16 and 18 years old

  • understand what marriage means and freely consent to marry

  • use specific words during the ceremony

  • give written notice of their intention to marry to their authorised celebrant, within the required time frame.

Further information…

  • A Notice of Intended Marriage form will be supplied to couples, once completed the paperwork needs to be given to celebrant at least one month before the marriage is to take place 

  • As your celebrant, I  can help you complete the form. The notice may be completed and witnessed outside Australia if required.

  • Talk to your celebrant if there is less than one month before your wedding. A prescribed authority may approve a shorter notice time in some limited circumstances.

  • You will need to supply evidence of date and place of birth, identity and the end of any previous marriages for each party. In some circumstances, you may also be asked to complete a statutory declaration to support your evidence.