Becoming a celebrant
to become a Civil Marriage Celebrant,
(or if you are already registered)
visit the Federal Attorney General's Department
to become a Religious Marriage Celebrant
contact the nominating authority of your denomination
Registering marriages online
- Authorised marriage celebrants can register NSW marriages online using the "eMarriages" system. Easy to use with online instructions and option to print forms.
- Marriage celebrants: email the Registry and quote marriage celebrant no.
Registering marriages manually
Marriage document checklist
Please ensure that on both forms:
- all certificates signed by celebrant, parties and witnesses
- full name of witnesses in BLOCK letters
- rites of ceremony noted
- clear writing / printing on all documents
- no abbreviations
- any alterations / corrections initialled
- marriage brochure provided to couple
Notice of Intended Marriage (form 13):
- page 3 - complete 1 to 12 (and if applicable 13 to 18)
- page 4 - date of lodgement of notice note
- note both forms of identification (including dates)
- notation of transfer when necessary
- celebrant's number & signature included
Certificates of Marriage (forms 16/14 & 15):
- Form 14 - Declarations for conjugal status completed and signed
- Form 15 - Number (Serial No.) noted on record keeping form
- original documents posted to Registry
- Notice of Intended Marriage (form 13 - pages 3 & 4)
- Marriage Certificate (Form 16/14)
- if applicable: Statutory declarations, Court Order and Parents' consent, Interpreter's certificate.
- when registered online ensure the registration number appears in the top right hand corner of each marriage document.
Celebrants can apply for certificates on behalf of the couple
Helpful contacts (NSW Celebrants only) ...
- Purchase marriage stationery (Canprint)
phone: 1300 656 863 | fax: (02) 6293 8333
- Registrations, certificate application forms & other enquiries
(NSW Registry of BDM)
phone: 1300 655 236 | fax: (02) 9035 6048
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