- Do you want to be married as soon as possible?
- Do you want a simple civil marriage ceremony without the expense that goes along with an elaborate wedding?
- Do you want a registry-style marriage ceremony?
A couple intending to be married are required by the Commonwealth Government to lodge a “Notice of Intended Marriage” form one (1) calendar month prior to the day of their marriage.
An Excellent Alternative To Marriage Delay
If you find that you are unable to obtain the date that you desire to be married at the Registry Office, and you do not want to delay the proposed date of your marriage, but wish to be married as soon as possible, there is an excellent alternative available to you. You may contact a professional authorised Marriage Celebrant. Please feel free to give me a call.
If you want a very simple ‘registry’ style marriage but, do not want the inconvenience of having to attend the Registry Office in the city and would prefer to have a simple civil marriage in the convenience of a suburban home, apartment, hotel or the office of a private marriage celebrant, there is an excellent alternative to the Registry Office available to you!
If you are an overseas student studying in Perth, and you would like to have a ‘low key’ civil marriage ceremony with the view of having a traditional marriage ‘celebration’ with your family and friends back home in the country of your origin, there is an excellent option available to you!
If you are tourist or you are migrating to Perth and would like a simple registry style marriage ceremony, there is a stress free option available to you!
Call Robert Whately Today
If you would like to make an appointment for an interview to discuss the arrangements for your marriage ceremony, then contact:
Robert Whately B.Sc., Dip. Min., AFCC., AMC., MCA., RMC
Authorised Marriage Celebrant
Appointed by the Attorney General’s Department in 1994.
Call: 042 316 7662.
All interviews strictly confidential.
Consent To Marry
The marriageable age in The Commonwealth of Australia is 18 years.
It is possible for a person who has reached the age of 16 years to be married if the person they are marrying is 18 years of age or older.
A person under 18 years of age is classified as a minor. A minor is required to obtain parental consent and a Magistrate’s Order before they can be legally married.
If both parties are under 18 years of age, no marriage can take place.
If either party to the proposed marriage has been married before, evidence of the termination of the previous marriage must be provided, i.e a certificate of dissolution of marriage, or, a death certificate of the former spouse.
Notice of Intent to Marry
Both parties are required to sign a Notice of Intended Marriage form in the presence of a qualified witness. This form must be received the Marriage Celebrant and in force for not less than one (1) calendar month and not more than (18) calendar months of their proposed marriage.
This form is available from this website or will be provided by the Celebrant at the first interview.
Both parties will be required to provide:
- Birth Certificates.
- Birth Certificate/Passport if born overseas and been living in Australia less than (2) years.
- Divorce Certificate/Death Certificate of former spouse if previously married.
- Secondary I.D., i.e. a driver’s licence etc.
All documents must be translated into English.
For further reference see: The Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department – Marriage – Getting Married – Finding The Right Marriage Celebrant In Perth.
Government of Western Australia, Department of Attorney General, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages – Marriages – Getting Married – Marriage In Perth Registry Office – Registry Office Marriages – Registry Wedding.
Births, Deaths And Marriages Perth WA – Marriages – Getting Married – Find A Civil Marriage Celebrant – Civil Marriage Celebrant WA.