Frequently asked questions

‘Get Married Brisbane’ is for couples that just need the minimum legal requirements to be married or would like to be married in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

We also provide a service to couples who are requesting a Fiancé Visa Letter for the Department of Immigration for their Prospective Marriage Visa, or couples who require their marriage to be registered in Australia prior to/or following a ceremony overseas (eg. in Bali or Thailand).

‘Get Married Brisbane’ is available to take bookings for small registry office style weddings by appointment 7 days a week – Monday to Sunday. (subject to booking availability)

It is preferable to have both parties to the marriage complete and lodge the paperwork at the same time, however this is not always practicable.

It is acceptable for one party to the marriage to complete the Notice of Intended Marriage and lodge it with your ‘Get Married Brisbane’ Celebrant.  An example of when this might happen is in circumstances where one partner is overseas.

  • Original Birth Certificate + a photo ID such as drivers licence, or
  • Passports can be expired but not cancelled.

If relevant:

  • Divorce or Death Certificate. If you are divorced or widowed you must provide proof of how your previous marriage ended.

JP’d copies are not acceptable.  The original documents are what must be used.

You will be notified via email to pay the fee at the time of lodgement of the Notice Of Intended Marriage.

You will be notified via email to arrive at the location at the requested time on your chosen date.

Your Celebrant will peruse the originals of your identity documents and confirm that everything is satisfactory.

You will then sign the Declaration of No Legal Impediment that is required by law in Australia.

You will have arranged to have two witnesses over the age of 18 in attendance to be present to the marriage.

Your Marriage Celebrant will complete the short ceremony that includes the Monitum (a passage from the Marriage Act) and you will exchange legal vows and if desired, rings.  You will then sign the Marriage Certificate.

There is no requirement for you to exchange personal vows, however if you wish to say a vow to each other, we can include this, absolutely!

A presentation Marriage Certificate will be provided on the day for you to take home.

You will be provided with the option on the day to apply for the official registered Marriage Certificate from Births, Deaths and Marriages.

If you choose the ‘office’ location you may have a limit of 4 people in attendance (including the marrying couple).

If you choose from the ‘park’ locations you may have a limit of 10 people in attendance (this includes the marrying couple, any children and a photographer).

In Australia it is the law that you are required to have 2 witnesses over the age of 18 attend your ceremony and sign your marriage certificate.

There is no requirement for you to exchange personal vows, however if you wish to say a vow to each other, we can include this, absolutely!

In order to make your ceremony legal, you will however need to exchange the minimum legal wording that will be provided by your Celebrant.

The Commonwealth Government of Australia recommends all couples receive pre-marriage counselling. It is not compulsory but it is recommended. Please feel free to email us about service providers.

  • In Australia you must be over 18 to get married, not related (in a way that makes it an invalid marriage), not already married to each other or someone else, and are totally consenting to the marriage.
  • A Notice of Intended Marriage must be lodged with your Celebrant a minimum of one month prior to the date of your wedding. This is valid for eighteen months.
  • You need two witnesses who are eighteen years of age or over to be present at the ceremony. They can be anyone.
  • Original Birth Certificate or Passport. Passports can be expired but not cancelled.
  • Government issued Photo ID such a driver’s licence.
  • Evidence of Marriage dissolution in the form of a Divorce or Death Certificate.

NB: All documents in a foreign language must be translated into English by an approved translator (NAATI).

  • If either of the parties getting married do not speak/ understand English, they will need an Interpreter. The Interpreter can be anyone, over 18 years old, fluent in both languages.
  • The interpreter will be required to complete a Statutory Declaration of Faithful performance at the time of the marriage ceremony that will be witnessed by the Marriage Celebrant.

Cancellation Policy:

Bookings are not confirmed until payment is received in full.

All cancelled bookings will forfeit the full fee.

You are able to postpone your ceremony up to one month prior to your scheduled appointment time (free of charge).

If you reschedule less than one month from the appointment time a reschedule fee of $200 applies.

Contact us full terms and conditions

What is the first step? (Step 1)
Choose from one of our ceremony locations. You have the choice of either office or park locations.
What next? (Step 2)
Once you have chosen your location, use the calendar option to choose your preferred date and time of your ceremony.
What then? (Step 3)

Once you have chosen your location, date and time of your proposed wedding, the next step is to complete the legal paperwork. In Australia, all couples getting married must lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage otherwise known as the NOIM.

You must print out the Notice of Intended Marriage Form and your take your identity documents to have your signature witnessed. A list of approved witnesses can be found on page 4 of the Notice of Intended Marriage, ie. Justice of the Peace.

You will be emailed a secure link to which you can upload your witnessed documents.

Once witnessed, upload a copy of the NOIM along with copies of your ID documents to us. When your Celebrant receives the NOIM, they will date stamp it and this is what is called lodging the Notice of Intent.

Once the  Notice of Intended Marriage has been completed and lodged with ‘Get Married Brisbane’ your Celebrant will prepare all of the legal paperwork for your marriage date.

It is preferable that the  Notice of Intended Marriage be lodged at the same time by both parties to the marriage and the NOIM can be lodged from within Australia or from overseas.

A Notice of Intended Marriage must be lodged with the Celebrant a minimum of one month prior to the date of your wedding. The NOIM is then valid for eighteen months.

You must allow one months notice. Contact us if your date falls within the one month period.