In Australia, marriage is regulated by both the Marriage Act of 1961 and the Marriage Regulations of 1963. All marriages in Australia must be conducted in accordance with this legislation, but this leaves ample room for you to create your own unique ceremony. A civil celebrant is required to be registered with the Attorney General’s Office and the authorised civil celebrant is the one held responsible for the legalities of the marriage being carried out correctly.

The ceremony must follow the guidelines laid down by the Marriage Act 1961 and the legal documentation must be filled out correctly and within the correct time-frames, then forwarded to the registrar of B, D&Ms within 14 days of the marriage ceremony, in order to validate a marriage. There is a complaints procedure available, should you be unhappy with my services.

The Marriage Act 1961: http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2014C00340

 

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