To be married in Australia you must be;

  • Over the age of 18 years
  • Consenting to marry the other person
  • Not married to another person
  • Not related to the other person
  • Able to provide one months notice of your intent to marry
  • Voluntarily willing to enter into the marriage for life
  • Be able to provide evidence of your place of birth and identity

 

Prior to the day of marriage, if you are born in Australia, you will need to produce your original Birth Certificate or Australian passport. If you were born outside Australia you will need to produce either your original Birth Certificate or your overseas Passport. You must complete, sign, have witnessed and lodged with me a Notice Of Intended Marriage (NOIM) at least one month prior to the proposed wedding date. When you lodge this form with me you will need to produce certain documents depending on your circumstance.

 

These documents may include the following:

Your original birth certificate
The original Decree Absolute (proof of divorce) in the case of previous marriage
The original death certificate in the case of the death of a previous spouse
Your passports (if you are visiting from overseas)
A current or expired (but not cancelled) Australian passport
Photo identification such as a drivers licence
The first step is filling out a Notice Of Intended Marriage (or NOIM).

Simply click here to download the PDF and print. You will find on page two of this document, instructions and notes that will assist you in completing the NOIM. If you prefer we can complete this together at our next appointment.

In each situation I will guide and assist you in ensuring the form is completed with minimal fuss.

You will also need to sign a Declaration stating that you believe there is no legal impediment to the marriage between yourself and your partner. I will supply and witness this document

On the day of your marriage you must have two witnesses over the age of 18 years.

 

 
  • Dear Simon. Thank you for making our day perfect and absolutely memorable. So many of our family and friends commented on your ceremony and how your professionalism and presentation along with your caring and understanding nature assisted with what was a truly remarkable experience. Thank you for including our son throughout the proceedings and a huge thank you for being so understanding towards the interesting dynamics of our families and parents.

    Emma and Toby

  • Simon is a delightful, friendly and very passionate celebrant. I value his warmth, care and enthusiasm for a professional and loving celebration – I am very happy to recommend his services. Wendy Haynes, Celebrant and Author, Coffs Harbour

    Wendy Haynes, Celebrant and Author

  • Hi Simon,

    Tim and I are still on cloud nine after reminiscing about the perfect ceremony you created. It was everything we always dreamt of and is something that we will remember for the rest of our lives.

    We can’t thank you enough for all your support and guidance throughout the whole experience, especially your commitment to travel all the way to the Hunter Valley for our wedding. Thank you also for keeping Tim calm whilst he was waiting for me at the alter! I instantly felt more relaxed when I saw you waiting outside the chapel for us.

    The day wouldn’t have been so perfect without you. I’ll send you through some photos of the ceremony when we get them back. If you are ever in Newcastle please don’t be a stranger!

    Tim & Aimee

  • We couldn’t have ask for a more intimate and loving ceremony. Simon’s kind words, readings and professionalism were greatly appreciated. All went to plan, better than we imagined! He was very helpful and considerate when it came to our request. Thank you once again Simon.

    Michael and Maria

  • Thank you for the amazing job you did at our wedding.  Everyone loved the ceremony and commented on how good you were.  We were so happy and had a beautiful day.  Thanks again.

    Sherrene and Karl

  • Thank you for making our day so beautiful, it was magic. We had such an amazing day which was in no small part due to you. Our guests all commented on how beautiful the ceremony was, and how nicely you conducted it. We wish to extend our warmest thanks to you for being one of the integral parts in making our wedding the wonderful occasion it was. Many, many thanks!

    Sarah and Darren