Preparing for the marriage interview and ceremony
We conduct wedding ceremonies at a range of venues around Sydney.
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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.
Documents to bring to your 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:
- Application for a Registry Wedding (PDF, 441.68 KB)
- Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) (PDF, 139.16 KB)
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
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.
- 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).
Chippendale & Parramatta.
|Registry weekends and Friday evenings||
Chippendale & Parramatta.
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.