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Become a celebrant

Register marriages online

  • Authorised marriage celebrants can register NSW marriages online using the "eMarriages" system. It's easy to use with online instructions and the option to print forms.
  • Registered marriage celebrants can email the Registry and quote their marriage celebrant number at: online.celebrant@justice.nsw.gov.au

Register marriages manually

Checklist for marriage documents

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 are 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.

Registration documents:

  • post the original documents to the Registry BDM: 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. Post documents to:
    eMarriages
    NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages
    GPO Box 30, Sydney NSW 2001.

Apply for a marriage certificate

  • Celebrants may apply for certificates on behalf of the couple soon after they perform the ceremony
  • Complete the Marriage certificate application

  • Attach with the fee and mail to the Registry along with marriage paperwork to be lodged for registration

Helpful contacts (NSW Celebrants only)