Introduction

If you intend to get married at a Registry Office, at least a month before the ceremony, you and your partner must attend an interview and lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage. The Notice remains valid for up to 18 months.

You can lodge your Notice and attend an interview at:

  • Chippendale Registry Office (book an appointment)
  • Wollongong Service Centre (book an appointment)
  • Parramatta Registry Office (no need to book an appointment).

What you'll need

  • the PDF forms:
    • 'Notice of Intended Marriage'
    • 'Registry Marriage & Certificate Application'.

  • access to a printer
  • your payment
  • your personal and contact details
  • your original birth certificates, or original passport/s if born overseas. If these are in another language, they must be officially translated into English by an authorised interpreter/translation service.
  • if either party has been previously married, evidence of the termination of the marriage with either an original divorce certificate (if divorced) or an original death certificate (if widowed). Certificates in a foreign language must be translated into English by an authorised interpreter/translation service.

Note: Photocopies of documentation are not accepted.

How to apply

  1. Check the eligibility requirements.
  2. Download and complete:
    a. Notice of Intended Marriage – PDF
    b. Registry Marriage & Certificate Application – PDF.
  3. Gather together the necessary documentation.
  4. Select the 'Book an appointment' button.
  5. Enter the required information.
  6. Attend your selected registry office or your Wollongong Service Centre appointment.
  7. Lodge your Notice and Application forms with payment, and confirm the date and time for the ceremony. 

Who's eligible?

  • The marriageable age is 18 years. If a person, not yet 18, wishes to marry prior to their 18th birthday, only a court empowered to give a 'Section 12' order can give authority for the marriage to be solemnised.
  • 2 persons aged under 18 years are not permitted to marry each other.
  • A Notice of Intended Marriage may be lodged prior to the 18th birthday, as long as the marriage occurs after the birthday.

Things to keep in mind...

  • A Notice of Intended Marriage is valid for up to 18 months.
  • The lodgement fee is non-refundable.
  • If you'd like help in planning your Registry wedding ceremony, complete the online Wedding booking form, and the Registry will get in touch with you.

Payment methods

You can review transaction payment options on our payment methods page.

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