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.

 

 
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    Michael and Maria

  • Simon made our day super special and personal.  Our ceremony was exactly how we wanted it and more!  Our guests complimented Simon about how well he conducted our ceremony.  Best celebrant on the Mid North Coast!

    Kirra and Tim

  • Thank you Simon, for your overwhelming enthusiasm for our wedding with a difference. We couldn’t believe how dedicated and supportive you were in making it something we will never forget. To see you walking down the aisle as Lord Darth Vader was an image that will remain with us forever. Your kind words, your sense of humour and your willingness to do whatever it took to make our day just the way we imagined. Your personal service and professional commitment was unwavering and it was our honour to have you preside over our marriage… We would most highly recommend you to anyone. May the force be with you! And that’s no word of a lie!!!

    Mick and Kirrily

  • Having known Simon on a personal level, I was more than happy to ask him to be the celebrant for our wedding. I loved that he put a personal touch to our ceremony and found he put us at ease throughout the wedding organisation. I highly recommend Simon for his professionalism and wonderful personality.

    Tanya and Brett

  • We would like to thank you Simon for making our wedding day truly memorable. You were very warm and welcoming. We appreciate the time you took to get to know us and our story to make our day special! Your attention to detail was excellent! We never felt rushed or uncomfortable, you were very professional and we would gladly recommend you to any of our friends or family who are getting married!

    Matt and Kate

  • We would like to thank you for the great job you did at our beach wedding. You were so professional and caring about everything and everyone. You had all the equipment set up on the beach and everyone was able to hear you clearly. You made our day so special and stress free. We have been to a lot of weddings and the celebrants don’t come anywhere near your presentation. At the end of the ceremony everyone was commenting on how personal the ceremony was and how modern you presented yourself at the ceremony. We highly recommend having Simon for your wedding. As a celebrant you would not find a more professional, caring, honest, young and touching one like him. Thanks Simon.

    Angela and Lucas