What paperwork do we bring with us to our meeting?
For ceremonies other than weddings
You do not have to bring any official documents along to our meetings. However, for renewal of vows and other ceremonies, you may like to familiarise yourself with dates and times of significant events to include in the ceremony. For namings, you will need to establish who will be the guardians, godparents or mentors of your child and obtain their consent (written consent is not necessary).
You need original certificates and documents when filling out and lodging the Notice of Intended Marriage, including:
certificate of birth or extract of entry of birth showing date and place of birth
if you have no certificate of birth:
a statutory declaration
a passport or Certificate of Australian Citizenship
for an overseas resident, a passport from the overseas country
certificate of divorce (or decree absolute) or certificate of nullity if previously married
certificate of death if previous spouse is deceased
if one of you is under the age of 18, a court order permitting the marriage and a consent form signed by the parents of the person under 18
official translation of any documents not in English
any Change of Name Certificate showing a name change from that on your birth certificate.
See the resources section for links to Births, Deaths and Marriage authorities to obtain necessary certificates if you do not have them.