Before your Wedding
You must complete a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) and give this to me at least one month before the big day
You must provide evidence of your date and place of birth, photographic identification and proof of the end of any previous marriages
You must both sign the 'Declaration of no legal impediment to marriage' by signing this you are declaring that you are of marriageable age and that there is no legal impediment to your upcoming marriage (meaning you are not already married or not marrying a close relative like a parent, guardian, grandparent, grandchild, sister or brother)
Your Wedding Day
I must read the Monitum
“I am duly authorised by law to solemnise marriages according to law.
Before you are joined in marriage in my presence and in the presence of these witnesses, I am to remind you of the solemn and binding nature of the relationship into which you are now about to enter.
Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.”
You and your love must recite the legal vows
You, your love, your two chosen witnesses and I must sign the marriage certificates
After your Wedding
I must register your marriage by sending your completed Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) the signed 'Declaration of no legal impediment to marriage' and the signed copies of the marriage certificates to the register of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the state or territory your marriage took place
Once your marriage is registered you will be able to apply for your standard marriage certificate from that BDM office
(The certificate you receive on the day is purely commemorative and not able to be used for any legal purposes)