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Registry weddings

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

COVID-19 notice for current and future Registry bookings

The Registry is still conducting weddings, but with physical distancing requirements. Including the celebrant and couple, there is a maximum of 6 people at the Chippendale Registry; 12 people at Parramatta Registry and Old Wollongong Courthouse; and 11 people at Handpicked Cellar Door.

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

Marriage interview

Both of you are required to attend a marriage interview which you can arrange using our online booking form below. 

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

You will need to bring the following documents to the interview.

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, a qualified interpreter must have translated them. 

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. 

Your wedding ceremony 

pair of wedding rings sitting on top of flowers

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.


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.


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.


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



Venue Availability Price
Chippendale Registry

Parramatta Registry
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.

​Friday 6pm to 8pm.
Saturday 9am to 5pm. Sunday (by special arrangement).




Handpicked Cellar Door

Check availability when you lodge your notice (alternate Fridays). $565
Old Wollongong Courthouse Check availability when you lodge your notice. $565
Pepe's On The Beach - Wollongong Temporarily unavailable $565

Find out more about our wedding venues.


The ceremony fee can be refunded if a notice to cancel is received at least 14 days before the ceremony date or Notice of Intended Marriage expiry date.

If a notice to cancel or change the date of a marriage ceremony is received less than 14 days prior to the ceremony date, a refund will not usually be issued. For more information see our Refunds policy (PDF, 335.77 KB)

The Notice of Intended Marriage Lodgement fee is not refundable. 

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