Naturally Ceremonies Notice of Intended Marriage

​Firstly, couples must lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) with an Authorised Marriage Celebrant, not earlier than 18 months and no later than one month before the date of marriage.


I offer a no obligation meeting to discuss your ceremony requirements.

Once we have talked and you feel confident that we are a good 'fit', we can progress to completing the Notice of Intended Marriage.

At this stage the booking fee of $200 (non- refundable) is paid to me as confirmation of your ceremony date and my celebrant services.


The legal requirement for couples wanting to marry in Australia

In Australia, marriage is regulated by the Marriage Act 1961, 

A marriage can be celebrated in any location in Australia

  • Must be in the presence of a Registered Celebrant.
  • In the presence of at least two witnesses who are eighteen years of age or over..
  • You must both sign the 'Declaration Of No Legal Impediment To Marriage'.  by signing the Declaration, you declare that you believe that you are of marriageable age, and that there is no legal impediment to your marriage.
  • Appropriate wording spoken by the Marriage Celebrant and the couple according to the Marriage Act..
​                          Monitum -  All authorised marriage celebrants are required to include a statement (the monitum)
​                                                 explaining the nature of the marriage relationship in all marriage ceremonies.
                                          I am duly authorised by law to solemnise marriages according to law. 
​                                                       Before you are joined in marriage in my presence and in the presence of these witnesses,
                                                       I am to remind you of the solemn and binding nature of the relationship
                                                       into which you are now about to enter.
​                                                       Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of two people
                                                       to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life​

​                                   Legal Vow - Required to be said by parties to a civil marriage ceremony.
                                              ​I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, A.B, (or C.D), take thee,
​                                                       C.D (or A.B), to be my lawfull wife (or husband, or spouse).​            
                 
  • It is an offence for any person to lodge a notice knowing the notice contains a false statement or is defective.


 When lodging the NOIM with the Celebrant, the parties must produce their evidence of
       ~ Date and place of birth, an official (original) certificate of birth
       ~ Evidence of identity,  and the end of any previous marriage (if relevant)

   Establishing the identities of the parties to the marriage, require each party to provide at least one of
   the following documents with photo identification.
       ~ Current drivers license
       ~ Australian Passport or Overseas Passport

   A list of documents in relation to identity are listed:
      http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/I/identification_requirements.aspx

  Document outlining the obligations and consequences of marriage and stating the
   availability of marriage education and counselling.

      http://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Marriage/Documents/happily-ever-before-and-after.pdf

   Download Notice Of Intended Marriage Form:
      https://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Marriage/Documents/New-notice-of-intended-marriage.pdf  
       or www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au

 

  For further information details related to The Marriage Act.
  https://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Pages/default.aspx