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

You can book an interview appointment online.


  • 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.

What you need

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

  • access to a printer
  • your payment (as indicated on the Application form)
  • 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 marriage interview to review your notice of intended marriage and book your ceremony.
  7. Lodge your Notice and Application forms with payment, and confirm the date and time for the ceremony. 

More information

  • 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.

Last updated: 28 November 2023

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