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Marriage celebrants

Information, forms and contacts to help marriage celebrants.

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Register marriages online

eRegistry is an easy-to-use online portal that allows authorised marriage celebrants to print marriage forms, register NSW marriages online and order certificates.

To request a login, email quoting your celebrant number.

Register marriages by post

To register marriages by post send the marriage documents to:

NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages
GPO Box 30

Checklist for marriage documents

  • Page 3 — complete 1 to 14 (and if applicable 15 to 20)
  • Page 4 — signatures and date of lodgement of notice
  • Note both forms of identification for each party (including dates)
  • Notation of transfer when necessary
  • Celebrant's number and signature included
  • S 42(5A) brochure provided to couple  (Happily ever… before and after)

  • Number (Serial No.) noted on record keeping form

  • Declarations for conjugal status completed and signed
  • Both copies of official certificate of marriage signed by celebrant, parties and witnesses
  • Full name of witnesses in BLOCK letters (if handwritten)
  • Rites of ceremony noted
  • Clear writing/printing on all documents
  • No abbreviations
  • Any alterations/corrections are initialled

  • Send the following original documents to the Registry by mail (or if using eRegistry, scan and attach to the online notification):
    • notice of intended marriage (pages 3 and 4)
    • combined declaration of no impediment and official certificate of marriage
  • If applicable, statutory declarations, court order and parents' consent, interpreter's certificate

Apply for a marriage certificate

Celebrants may apply for certificates on behalf of the couple after they perform the ceremony.

To apply for a marriage certificate:

  • order online when using eRegistry's online portal
  • mail the application form and fee to the Registry along with marriage paperwork to be lodged for registration.

Purchase marriage stationery 



For marriage registrations, certificate application forms and other enquiries contact:

For eRegistry technical difficulties and user support contact:


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