Marriage In Australia #EVERYONE
Getting “Married in Australia” Or here where you live , from interstate or overseas , You don’t need to be an Australian citizen, or to be in Australia for a certain period of time prior to your marriage, travel and marry on the same day if you wish, provided the required legal documents have been signed and witnessed.
Australia is one of the most beautiful and pristine countries in the world, and I am proud to call it my home. As an Authorised Marriage Celebrant, I would be honoured and am legally able, to perform your Marriage ceremony in any State or Territory and Australia wide.
Here on the Gold Coast, we are spoilt for choice especially when it comes to unique and beautiful ceremony locations and reception venues. Locations stretch as far as the eye can see from golden sandy beaches, to breathtaking mountain tops, Deep Blue Ocean is always available .Tangalooma is just stones throw away
Curin Cove and many other spectacular island locations , or even your back yard .Beautiful country clubs, cute kitsch country chapels, yachts and charter boats, five star hotels resorts and the new
Star Casino .
Our weather is “beautiful one day and perfect the next”. Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring, we have wedding locations and reception venues to suit every season of the year. Sunrise, sunsets, log fires, beach parties, rain forests, restaurants, Island Resorts, formal, casual, cocktail, relaxed , its your choice and our pleasure to host.
Before You Are Married in Australia
Organise an authorised marriage celebrant to conduct your marriage ceremony
Please forward your chosen wedding day, date and ceremony start time to confirm my availability.
Give notice of your intent to marry
This form needs to be completed and given to your Marriage Celebrant not less than 1 month prior to your ceremony or can be completed up to 18 months in advance. Download this form here and read carefully before attempting to complete.
To comply with all of the legal requirements of the Notice of Intended Marriage, your celebrant must sight the following documents:
Produce evidence of your identity to the marriage celebrant (evidence of the date and place of birth (birth certificate) of both partners (for people born outside Australia, a current passport is also required)
Produce evidence of your eligibility to marry to the marriage celebrant (evidence of any previous divorce or death of any previous spouse), if applicable (e.g. divorce papers, death certificate).
Be of marriageable age (you can only marry if you are 18 years or older).
Please note – Originals of these documents must be presented. Photocopies will not be accepted. If a document is not in English, an official translation, in addition to the original, is required.
Notice of intended marriage
This notice must be signed in the presence of one of the following. If a party signs the notice outside Australia:
an Australian Diplomatic Officer
an Australian Consular Officer
an employee of the Commonwealth authorised under paragraph 3 (c) of the Consular Fees Act 1955
an employee of the Australian Trade Commission authorised under paragraph 3 (d) of the Consular Fees Act 1955
a notary public
Two witnesses over the age of 18 must be present at the marriage ceremony.
If either partner can’t speak English, you will need to have an interpreter present at the ceremony. The interpreter must sign a statutory declaration to certify their faithful performance in the role. For interpreting services, contact the Australian Government – Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) – Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS).
Michael is happy to help you in every way possible to ensure your Celebration day on the Gold Coast surpasses your greatest expectations leaving you with most magical memories.
Ceremonies Package's and Inclusions
Customised ceremony carefully crafted and created especially by you and Michael
All paper work and legalities taken care of by Michael including a commemorative marriage certificate presented to you on your wedding day
Up to two meetings and one rehearsal prior to the wedding date
The use of a professional PA system with wireless microphones, iPod, MP3 and USB connectivity
Michael will arrive well before the ceremony starts so that he can set up, meet and greet guests, sound check and make sure everything is ready to go
Michael will make himself available to you at any time in the lead up to your wedding. If you ever have a query or a worry, you can phone/text/email me at any time and I will get back to you as quickly as I can with a response
Michael your marriage celebrant will work with you to create a ceremony that will touch your heart and be a beautiful experience that will be remembered by all. That’s the celebrant's job and pleasure to guide you through .
Together, we can create a unique ceremony that will reflect your personal values and beliefs, your love and commitment to each other. It will be a ceremony of the utmost significance that will remain in your heart from that day forward.
As a celebrant who works with you to provide only the best wedding ceremony, Michael will ask you questions in order to get to know you and your hopes and dreams. Planning and Rehearsals are included in your 1st Consult Fees.
Looking forward to meeting you .
Michael A Breitkreutz
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The NOIM (Notice of Intended Marriage) must be given to your authorised celebrant no earlier than 18 months and no later than one month before the date of the marriage.
The term ‘month’ is defined in section 2G of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 as follows:
In any Act, month means a period:
(a) starting at the start of any day of one of the calendar months; and
(i) immediately before the start of the corresponding day of the next calendar month; or
(ii) if there is no such day—at the end of the next calendar month.
Example 1: A month starting on 15 December in a year ends immediately before 15 January in the next year.
Example 2: A month starting on 31 August in a year ends at the end of September in that year (because September is the calendar month coming after August and does not have 31 days).
4.3.2 CIRCUMSTANCES FOR AUTHORISING MARRIAGE WHERE NOIM IS LODGED WITH LESS THAN THE REQUIRED NOTICE TIME – ‘SHORTENING OF TIME’
A prescribed authority may authorise a marriage to be solemnised despite the authorised celebrant receiving the NOIM within one month of the date of the marriage. A list of prescribed authorities is published on the Attorney-General’s Department website.
WHEN CAN A PRESCRIBED AUTHORITY CONSIDER A SHORTENING OF TIME REQUEST?
The five circumstances in which an application for shortening of time may be considered by a prescribed authority are set out in Schedule 1B to the Marriage Regulations 1963 (Cth).
These are limited to:
• employment related or other travel commitments
• wedding or celebration arrangements, or religious considerations
• medical reasons
• legal proceedings, or
• an error in giving notice.
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