Legal Requirements

Before you can get married in the state of Western Australia, both parties must meet a number of statutory and identification requirements as set out below.

If you have any further questions about the legalities of marriage as they apply in Australia, then please don’t hesitate to contact me for further clarification.

General Requirements

  1. You are over 18 years of age
  2. You are of sound mind and getting married of your own free will
  3. You are not already legally married to each other or someone else
  4. You are not too closely related

ID Requirements

  1. Your original birth certificate/extract (in English) or Passport
  2. If providing your birth certificate/extract, a Photo Id ie Driver’s License is required
  3. $200 fee is payable at time of lodging paperwork and to secure your booking (cash, cheque or electronic transfer)
  4. If you have been married before; Divorce Certificate, Death certificate or Proof of Annulment of previous marriage

Visa Requirements

International Visitors

You don’t need to be an Australian citizen to be married in Australia. So yes I can marry you if you are on holidays and are wanting to be married as long as the legal documents are completed with the required timeframes as per Marriage Act 1961.

Please remember to double check with your own country to ensure that a wedding ceremony performed in Australia is recognised as legal when you get back home. Your countries embassy should be able to help you with this.

Visa and Fiancé visa applications

As part of my services I can receive and witness your Notice of Intended Marriage and also provide you with the necessary letter to give to the immigration department for proof of lodgement.

I have successfully helped many couples marry their international partners. Although both signatures being witnessed together is desirable, legally we only need one person to be witnessed signing to activate the Notice of Intended Marriage.

Helpful Links

Below is a list of helpful links that provide useful information and services which will help you prepare for your marriage ceremony.