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    The Registry conducts wedding ceremonies at a range of venues around Sydney. We offer affordable wedding options for couples seeking an intimate experience and look after all the legal requirements from ceremony to certificate.

    Marriage interview

    We require both parties to attend a marriage interview which you can arrange using our online booking form below. At the interview, a marriage officer will assist you with the paperwork and planning for your ceremony. Your wedding date must be at least one month after you lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM).

    Book an appointment time for an interview >>  

    Next, download and complete the two forms below and bring along at your interview:

    Application for a Registry Wedding - PDF

    Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) - PDF

    The NOIM is valid for up to 18 months. If you're unsure of a date for your ceremony, we can assist you with this later on. 


    Costs below include the fee to lodge your NOIM ($169) and standard marriage certificate ($60).



    Chippendale Registry
    (up to 12 guests)

    Parramatta Registry
    (up to 24 guests)

    Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.

    ​Friday 6pm to 8pm.
    Saturday 9am to 5pm. 
    Sunday (by special arrangement).
    Manly Life Saving Club (up to 20 guests)
    On a Friday
    (March and April 2020).

    Handpicked Cellar Door (up to 20 guests)

    Alternate Fridays

    ​​Old Wollongong Courthouse
    (up to 30 guests)

    Check availability when you lodge your notice.

    ​Pepe's On The Beach - Wollongong
    (up to 12 guests)

    Check availability when you lodge your notice.

    *A credit card surcharge of 1.4% for AMEX and 0.4% for Mastercard or Visa applies.

    For more information on our wedding locations and venues, please check out Our wedding venues >>


    The ceremony fee can be refunded if a notice to cancel is received at least 14 days before the ceremony date or Notice of Intended Marriage expiry date.

    If a notice to cancel or change the date of a marriage ceremony is received less than 14 days prior to the ceremony date, a refund will not usually be issued. For more information see our Refunds Policy - PDF

    The Notice of Intended Marriage Lodgement fee is not refundable. 


    Both parties must provide their original birth certificate and/or a current passport. If a passport cannot be provided, other current photo ID can be accepted.

    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 must be originals. If they are not in English, a qualified interpreter must have translated them. The wedding ceremony date and time will be booked once all of these documents have been provided.

    Your wedding ceremony

    It is essential the wedding party arrives 15 minutes prior to the appointed ceremony time and report to reception. The ceremony takes around 15 to 20 minutes where:

    • both parties sign declarations stating they are over 18 years of age, not legally married to someone else and are not directly related to each other
    • vows are exchanged. Parties may also exchange wedding rings if they desire
    • the certificate of marriage is signed by both parties, two witnesses and then presented to the married couple. 


    You are legally required to have two witnesses at your wedding ceremony to witness and sign the marriage certificate. The Registry does not supply witnesses.

    Your witnesses:

    • must be 18 years or older
    • know either party
    • speak and understand English.


    If agreed during your marriage interview that an interpreter is required, the parties must arrange for this in order for the ceremony to take place. The Registry does not supply interpreters.

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