If you're considering engaging my services to officiate at your upcoming marriage, please take time to read through the IMPORTANT INFORMATION below:

(a)    In Australia, the legal age for marriage is 18 years.

(b)    Under the provisions of the Marriage Act 1961, a couple is required to complete and lodge with their celebrant a Notice of Intended Marriage (a Form 13 - NOIM).  You can click on the link provided to download and complete your own NOIM, if you wish.  Please note, however, that you MUST provide me with a completed NOIM not less than one (1) month prior to your intended wedding date, but no more than 18 months prior to your intended wedding date.

(c)   Alternatively, I will prepare an electronic version of the NOIM for you both to sign at our Initial Interview, at no additional cost.  It is important that you are BOTH present at the same time for this meeting.

 

DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED TO PRODUCE TO ME
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All documents must be in ENGLISH)


EVIDENCE OF DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH

In accordance with the Marriage Act 1961, each party to a marriage must give their authorised celebrant evidence of their date and place of birth, before a marriage is solemnised.

The following documents are acceptable as evidence of a party's date and place of birth:

1.       an original copy of their birth certificate, or an extract of an entry in an official register showing the date and place of birth of the party.

In the event you are an Australian citizen and you are unable to locate either your original birth certificate or an extract, please visit the Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages in Western Australia at www.justice.wa.gov.au or telephone (08) 9264 1555 for further information on how to obtain an official copy.

2.       a Passport issued by the Australian government (if born in Australia) or a government of an overseas country (if born overseas) showing the date and place of birth of the party.

3.       For those born outside of Australia, who are unable to locate their birth certificate, you may complete a Statutory Declaration attesting to the date and place of birth of the relevant party.

4.       A Statutory Declaration from the party or the party's parent stating:

(a)      it is impracticable (this does NOT mean 'not practical' or 'convenient'; it means IMPOSSIBLE) to obtain an official birth certificate or extract, stating the reasons why; and

(b)      to the best of the declarant's knowledge and belief, and as accurately as the declarant has been able to ascertain, when and where the party was born.  

*Although you are only required to produce ONE of either your birth certificate or passport, your birth certificate is preferable, as it contains information regarding your parents (including their full names and places of birth) which is required to fully complete the NOIM.  Your passport DOES NOT contain this information.


PROOF OF YOUR IDENTITY:

1.       a photographic driver's licence 

2.       a Proof of Age card

3.       an Australian or overseas passport; or

4.       a Certificate of Australian Citizenship, along with another form of photographic identification.


YOU MAY ALSO BE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE:

  • If either party to the impending marriage has been married before, a decree absolute (Divorce Certificate) or a death certificate (as the case may be) must be produced in all circumstances.
  • In the event that either party has changed their name by deed poll, the original Change of Name Certificate must be produced. 

  • All documents MUST BE ORIGINALS, extracts or certified copies (certified by a JP, lawyer etc).
  • Please note that photocopies are NOT acceptable.
  • Upon signing the NOIM, a non-refundable fee of $200.00 is due and payable by the couple to secure the booking.  Further information is available on the Fees and Refunds page.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS

ARE AVAILABLE AT OUR INITIAL INTERVIEW

 

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