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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 conducting weddings, but with physical distancing requirements. Find out how many people are allowed at each of our venues, however this will be confirmed when you have your marriage interview with us pending guidelines from the NSW Government. 

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

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

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

Marriage interview

Both of you are required for a marriage interview by phone 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, you will need to provide a NAATI certified translation of the documents in addition to the original documents.

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
Registry weekdays

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

Registry weekends and Friday evenings

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


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

* This package price includes a beautiful commemorative marriage certificate of your choice.

Find out more about our wedding venues.


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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