[Issued: Monday, 11 December 2017]
You have until
Friday, 12 January 2018 to lodge your Notice of Marriage to get married on Valentine's Day! Contact us to arrange a marriage interview:
You will need to complete these forms:
Special offer... Each couple who has a Registry wedding on Valentine's Day, receives a FREE
Commemorative Marriage certificate (value $25) when ordering a Standard Marriage certificate.
Valentine's Day is a romantic way to to add excitement to your ceremony. We provide the vows and it all takes around 20 minutes with extra time for photos. We are now offering more locations to choose from than ever before... you can even get married on Sydney Harbour! Plus an unforgettable wedding anniversary date!
Get married on the iconic Manly Ferry
Get married at our stunning new venue
Times: spots available throughout the day
Guests: up to 24 people indoors (plus an outside garden)
Costs below include the Fee to Lodge Notice of Intended Marriage ($162); and issue of a Standard Marriage Certificate ($56).
Credit card surcharge: 1.4% for AMEX and 0.4% for Mastercard or Visa.
To lodge a Notice by post
Please phone the Registry if you are unable to lodge your Notice in person. In order to confirm arrangements, an interview in person will still be required and couples must attend an interview before the ceremony.
Both partners must provide their original Birth Certificates or passport.
If you have been previously married, you must provide evidence of the termination of the marriage in the form of an original of your final divorce papers or a Death Certificate (if you have been widowed).
All documents provided to the Registry must include the originals, and if not in English then a qualified interpreter must have translated them.
The Marriage Ceremony time can be confirmed once all documents are provided.
It's essential the wedding party arrive
15 minutes before the appointed time for the ceremony and report to Reception. Note also that no confetti or rice is allowed. Consumption of alcohol on the Registry's premises is also prohibited. It is suggested the wedding party and their guests observe a standard of dress appropriate to the occasion.
A person guilty of an offence against the
Commonwealth Marriage Act, 1961, is liable to a heavy penalty. Penalties include imprisonment and/or fines of up to $500 and $1,000 for such offences as: