Preparing for the marriage interview and ceremony

We conduct wedding ceremonies at a range of venues around Sydney.

COVID-19 venue restrictions

Weddings can be held in NSW however restrictions still apply depending on venue size.

For capacity limits at our wedding venues, see Registry venues and micro wedding venues.

For all other recent COVID-19 changes see 8 November update and the roadmap.

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Book a marriage interview

We offer affordable wedding options and look after all the legal requirements from ceremony to certificate.

Use our online booking form to arrange a marriage interview by phone. 

At the interview, a marriage officer will assist you with the paperwork and planning for your ceremony. Both of you are required for a marriage interview.

For more information email our marriage services team or call 02 6885 9339.

For enquiries that do not relate to Registry weddings contact 13 77 88.

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Documents to bring to your interview

Proof of identity

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

If either of you has been previously married you must provide:

If your documents are not in English, you will need to provide a NAATI certified translation of the documents in addition to the original documents.

Wedding forms

Download and complete the two forms below and bring to your interview:

Your wedding date must be at least one month after you lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM).

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. 

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Your wedding ceremony 

The ceremony takes around 15 to 20 minutes:

  • both of you sign declarations stating you are over 18 years of age, not legally married to someone else and are not directly related to each other

  • vows are exchanged and you may also exchange wedding rings if you desire

  • the certificate of marriage is signed by both of you and by two witnesses, and then presented to you as the married couple.

You will need to arrive 15 minutes before the ceremony.

Witnesses

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
  • must speak and understand English.

Interpreters

If agreed during your marriage interview that an interpreter is required for the ceremony, you must arrange this yourself. The Registry does not supply interpreters.

Fees

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

 

Venue Availability Price
Registry weekdays

Chippendale & Parramatta.
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.

$442
Registry weekends and Friday evenings

Chippendale & Parramatta.​
Friday 6pm to 8pm.
Saturday 9am to 5pm.

$557

Handpicked Cellar Door Chippendale

Check with us at your interview. $565
Manly Surf Life Saving Club Check with us at your interview. $599
Old Wollongong Courthouse Check with us at your interview. $565

Find out more about our wedding venues.

Cancellations

We can refund the ceremony fee if you ask to cancel 14 days or more before the ceremony date or Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) expiry date. If you ask to change the date or cancel less than 14 days before, a refund is not usually issued. See our Refunds policy (PDF,335.77KB).

The NOIM Lodgement fee is not refundable.

 

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