Please note: while the online form can be used by same-sex couples, the wording 'Groom' and 'Bride' has not yet been updated. Rest assured the wording on the standard marriage certificate will correctly reflect the wording chosen on the Notice of Intended Marriage: 'Groom', 'Bride' or 'Partner'.
The standard certificate we provide is the official certified copy of the registration data and is usually sufficient evidence to have personal documentation, such as your driver's licence and passport, changed to your married surname.
For marriages registered outside NSW, see:
Other Registries & links. Or, for marriages over 50 years ago, if you don't require a certificate for official use, see:
Standard marriage certificate. Add $26 for Priority processing.
Commemorative package (includes standard certificate). Add $26 for Priority processing.
All certificates are distributed through Registered Post and include postage and handling. However, this does not ensure next day delivery.
Priority processing is not available for a recent marriage, or if your celebrant has sent your marriage papers to the Registry in the last 15 days.
Before a marriage certificate can be produced, your marriage must be registered. Your civil or religious marriage celebrant will register the marriage on your behalf.
In NSW, Marriage Certificates are only available to either person named on the certificate or their authorised representative.
are either person named in the marriage, the certificate can be issued to you.
are a child of the marriage, the certificate can be issued to you if the married couple are deceased.
Please provide at least three forms of
your ID (either married person, not both).
are not one of the persons named in the marriage or their child, you must satisfy
one of the following conditions:
To protect your privacy, all certificate applications must be accompanied by ID. The application can only be used if the marriage occurred in NSW.
at least three forms of ID, one of each from Categories 1, 2 and 3. If you are unable to provide identification from Categories 1 and 2, you must still provide at least three forms of ID. At least two of these must be from Category 3.
All documents except foreign passports must be current.
If born in Australia:
Record of immigration status:
If you cannot comply with these requirements, please contact us for advice.
Along with the standard marriage certificate, the Registry also offers a range of Commemorative marriage certificates. Perfect to remember your special day, whether that was recently or celebrating an anniversary. Commemorative certificates:
Designs are constantly evolving and may change slightly over time or be discontinued. Commemorative marriage certificates do not contain security features and organisations may not accept them as a proof of identity document.