There are several legal steps to getting married in Australia.
Marriage celebrants are professionals who are trained and authorised to solemnise marriages in Australia according to the rites of the Marriage Act 1961. This is a legal service so we take our role as marriage celebrants very seriously!
We must comply with a Code of Conduct and undertake ongoing professional development each year to ensure we stay up to date with legislation and regulations.
As your marriage celebrant, it is my responsibility to guide you through these steps as painlessly as possible.
*In normal circumstances, you must both be at least 18 years old, not married to anyone else, and not in a prohibited relationship.
This infographic shows the key steps:
*There are provisions in the Marriage Act 1961 which cater for special circumstances that arise from time to time. As your celebrant, I can advise whether those may provisions apply.