Apply online for a Marriage certificate
Apply by post, or in person
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
$25 for Priority processing.
Commemorative package (includes standard certificate). Add
$25 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 the bride and groom named on the certificate or their authorised representative.
are the bride or groom named on the certificate, the certificate can be issued to you.
are a child of the bride or groom, the certificate can be issued to you if the bride and groom are deceased.
Please provide at least three forms of
your ID (either the bride or groom, not both).
are not the bride or groom named on the certificate or their child, you must satisfy
one of the following conditions:
Where solicitors apply for certificates on behalf of clients, they must provide
a letter on company letterhead stating the reason required, together with the name of the client for whom the solicitor is acting. A reason such as "legal" is not sufficient; as a specific reason is needed i.e. Probate, Estate Administration, etc.
The letter must be accompanied by:
Solicitor's name must be written in the Applicant's Details section. Payment must be made with a company or trust cheque, or company credit card.
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 marriage certificates do not contain security features and organisations may not accept them as a proof of identity document.
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