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    Note: After 10 December 2018, orders received for commemorative certificates will not be posted until after 8 January 2019.

    Celebrate this special moment in your life with a commemorative marriage certificate. Whether you're celebrating a recent union or anniversary, a commemorative marriage certificate is the perfect way to remember your special day.

    Commemorative marriage certificates:

    • can be purchased as a package with a standard marriage certificate
    • are available to purchase on their own
    • are presented in a framing size of 279mm x 355mm
    • are printed on archival paper, wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and packaged in a protective cylinder
    • are for decorative purposes and may not be accepted by organisations as proof of identity.

    You can apply for a commemorative marriage certificate if the marriage occurred in New South Wales. Commemorative marriage certificates are only available to either person named on the certificate or their authorised representative.

    If you would like to purchase a commemorative marriage certificate for a friend you must:

    • complete a Letter of Authority [PDF 90kb], giving permission for you to apply
    • provide three forms of identification for yourself and the person you are applying for. 

    Commemorative marriage certificate designs

     Floral pink Gold rings Gold bow Flora white
     Opera House  Sydney Harbour Floral yellow Floral red
     Love birds Chinese simplified Chinese traditional Rainbow swirl

      Rainbow bow

     Rainbow confetti

     Rainbow Opera House Rainbow rings

    Fees

    ​Type
    ​$AUD
    ​Commemorative marriage certificate on its own
    ​$39
    ​Commemorative marriage certificate package 
    (includes commemorative and 'official' standard certificate)
    ​$84

    Identification

    You must provide three forms of current ID, one of each from Categories 1, 2 and 3. If you’re unable to provide ID 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. If you’re unable to comply with these requirements, please contact us for further advice.

    Category
    ​Identification documents
    1
    If born in Australia:

    • An Australian birth certificate
    Record of immigration status:

    • Citizenship certificate
    • New Zealand citizenship certificate together with passport
    • New Zealand birth certificate
    2
    • Australia's driver's licence
    • Australian passport
    • Firearms licence
    • Foreign passport
    • Proof of age card
    ​3
    • ​Medicare card
    • Centrelink or Department of Veterans Affairs card
    • Security/Crowd control licence
    • Tertiary education institution ID card
    4
    • ​Recent utility account with current residential address (issued within last 3 months)

    Processing time

    Processing begins when we have received your complete and correct application. Commemorative marriage certificates are sent by parcel post from our printing agency and may take longer to arrive. Priority service is not available for commemorative marriage certificates. Commemorative certificates cannot be collected in person from a Registry office.

    For detailed information about certificate turnaround see Processing times.

    How to apply

    You can apply online, by post or in person. 

    Apply online
    Download a Marriage certificate application [Fillable PDF 1.4MB]
    Apply in person