Tuesday Tutorials - About Getting Married


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Marriage Paperword Tutorial typed on manual
                  typewriterThese bite-size tutorials about the legal aspects of getting married were originally posted on Facebook.

They are posted here in a logical order (basically in the order in which you will need the information, for example, when completing your Notice of Intended Marriage) rather than the order in which they were posted.


Giving Notice of your Intention to Marry    

To be legally married in Australia you are required to give a clear calendar month's notice of your intended marriage. But what does that mean, precisely? ...    More...

The Notice of Intended Marriage doesn't lock you into a wedding   

When completing the Notice of Intended Marriage, you can safely ignore the box on the top left of the Notice of Intended Marriage, ...    More..


Description of Party - Notice of Intended Marriage    

The first thing the Notice of Intended Marriage asks you is to choose how each of you want to be described and tick the relevant box ...    More...

Sex - Choosing the appropriate box on the Notice of Intended Marriage    

Each party to the marriage needs to check the appropriate box for their gender - Male, Female, or X ... More...


Usual Occupation - Notice of Intended Marriage and Marriage Certificate   

The Notice of Intended Marriage asks for your Usual Occupation. What that means is your job ...    More...

Usual Place of Residence  - Notice of Intended Marriage  and Marriage Certificate   

Your usual place of residence is the permanent address of where you live...    More...

Conjugal Status - Notice of Intended Marriage  

The Notice of Intended Marriage asks for your Conjugal Status. What that means is your current marital status. There are specific terms  you must use ...    More...

Birthplace - Notice of Intended Marriage  

The Notice of Intended Marriage asks for your Birthplace. What that means is the suburb, town, or city where you were born ...    More...

Period of Residence - Notice of Intended Marriage   

If you were born in Australia you can ignore this question. If you were born anywhere else you must answer it. This is what you need to know  ...    More...

Mother's Maiden Name - Notice of Intended Marriage   

One of the questions on the Notice of Intended Marriage is “Mother’s Maiden Name in Full”.  ...    More...

Number of Previous Marriages - Notice of Intended Marriage   

One of the questions on the Notice of Intended Marriage is “Number of Previous Marriages".  ...    More...

Divorce Date - Notice of Intended Marriage

The Notice of Intended Marriage asks for the date on which your last marriage ended in order to establish that you are now legally free to marry again ...    More...

Are you related to one another? - Notice of Intended Marriage

On the top of page 4 of the Notice of Intended Marriage there are two boxes, for Yes and No answers to whether you are related to one another.  ...    More...

Signing the Notice of Intended Marriage  

You must sign the Notice in front of a qualified witness  ...    More...

Proving who you are  

Before you can be married in Australia, you have to provide  evidence of when and where you were born, and photo ID as proof of your identity ...    More...

Proving who you are (Part 2)  

You must provide evidence of who you are in the form of official documents, This means   ...    More...

Is your Celebrant allowed to Cancel? 

The Marriage Act is very clear about the circumstances in which a celebrant can cancel on you  ...    More...

Breaking up with your Celebrant 

You can change your celebrant if you wish  ...    More...


Witnesses (for the ceremony)   

Your witnesses can be anyone, as long as  ...    More...

Signing the Marriage Certificates

On the day, each certificate will be signed by five people  ...    More...

See also Wedding Legals for more information on the legal side of getting married in Australia