- Notice of Intended Marriage
07 May 2019 |
were born in Australia, you need to write the name of
the suburb or town you were born in, as recorded on your
birth certificate together with the state or territory.
So, if you were born in the Mater Hospital, for example
in Brisbane, you write South Brisbane, Queensland
If you were born in Nowra, for example, you write Nowra,
New South Wales
. The state is important to
differentiate between places with the same name, eg
Burwood could be the suburb of Sydney (New South Wales)
or the suburb of Melbourne (Victoria).
If you were born overseas, you write the name of the
suburb, town, or city as recorded on your birth
certificate, plus the country, though for clarity were
there could be a number of places with the same name,
write the state, province, etc.
As information on passports is becoming more and more
generic, what is recorded on your passport as your place
of birth may be the city, rather than the actual suburb,
the state or province, or even just the country, even
though your birth record, and the information held about
you and your identity by government authorities, is more
precise. So you should not rely solely on the
information on your passport for birthplace.
You can download the Notice of Intended Marriage form here