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The forms on this page are for official use under the Marriage Act 1961 and Marriage Regulations 1963. Do not modify these forms as this may result in void documents.
All forms can be downloaded from this site, with the exception of the Form 15 Certificate of Marriage, which can only be purchased by an authorised celebrant through CanPrint Communications. CanPrint is contracted by the Australian Government to supply the Form 15 and other marriage stationery—including marriage registers, official forms and certificates. Your marriage celebrant registration number must be quoted when purchasing marriage stationery.
Visit the CanPrint Communications website for information, order forms and contact details. You can email CanPrint Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marriage celebrants may generate or purchase the approved marriage forms from other sources, but must ensure that such forms comply with the forms approved under the Marriage Act. If such forms do not comply, the registries of births, deaths and marriages have the authority under the Marriage Act 1961 to reject them.
The department is reviewing the approved forms made under the Marriage Act 1961 and Marriage Regulations 1963. The purpose of the review is to:
The survey on forms relating to solemnisation of marriage closed on 7 April 2015. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to provide a response. Your feedback will assist us to improve and streamline the forms used by the marriage sector. A summary of feedback received through the survey is available below:
We will continue consulting marriage celebrants, registering authorities and other interested parties on experiences using the current forms, including possible improvements and the impact of any changes to the forms.
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To be given to couples who have lodged a notice of intended marriage form with an authorised marriage celebrant.
Translated versions of the Document outlining the obligations and consequences of marriage and stating the availability of marriage education and counselling are availible below