What to know when getting married

Getting married is an important milestone in a relationship.
It can also take a lot of planning.

Flood disaster relief - Birth, Marriage, Change of Name certificates

Birth, Marriage or Change of Name certificates that have been destroyed due to a natural disaster can be reissued at no charge at your nearest Service NSW Centre or call 13 77 88 for more information.

Service NSW can also help you to replace certificates registered in other Australian states and territories or in New Zealand.  

Marriage and the law

Includes who can get married, prenuptial agreements and divorce.

Choosing a marriage celebrant

Find out which type of celebrant can perform different types of wedding ceremonies.

If you are not getting married in NSW

The legal requirements if you get married outside of NSW or overseas.

If the registry office is performing your ceremony

Explains the different services available.

Registry weddings

The process if you want the Registry to perform your wedding.

Micro weddings

The process if you want a micro wedding by the Registry.

If you are having a civil or religious ceremony

Information on planning a civil or religious wedding ceremony.

Applying for an official marriage certificate

Explains how to apply for a new or replacement marriage certificate.

Applying for a commemorative marriage certificate

Explains how to apply for a commemorative marriage certificate.

Getting support before your marriage

Information on financial and relationship support that is available before you get married.

After you get married

Things to consider after you get married including changing your surname.
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