This Registry records all marriages that occur in NSW.
Details from a marriage registration
are used to produce a NSW Marriage Certificate. Marriage Celebrants
are responsible for registering marriages within
14 days of the ceremony.
Register a Marriage
The full details of all lawful marriages that occur in NSW must be registered by this Registry, in accordance with the Births, Death and Marriages Registration Act 1995 (s.33) and the Commonwealth Marriage Act 1961.
Changing your Name
If you were married in Australia a formal Change of Name is not required if you wish to take your spouse's name. A Standard Marriage Certificate is usually sufficient evidence to have personal documentation, such as your driver's licence and passport, changed to your married surname.
If you decide to take your spouse's name the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) and the Passport Office will request your official Standard Marriage Certificate.
Our certificates contain security features which can't be easily reproduced, and include the full details of the parties to the marriage such as parents' names and dates of birth.
Please check with the RTA Office and the Passports Office to determine their specific requirements.
Information for Marriage Celebrants
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