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Download forms and resources for your work as an authorised marriage celebrant.

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Marriage forms

The forms on this page are for official use under the Marriage Act 1961 and Marriage Regulations 2017. 

Do not change these forms or they may become invalid.

Buy official forms from CanPrint

You can download all forms except the Form 15 Certificate of Marriage.

You must buy this form from CanPrint Communications which is the approved supplier. They can only supply the form to registered marriage celebrants.

CanPrint also supplies other marriage stationery, including:

  • marriage registers
  • official forms
  • certificates

You must give them your celebrant registration number anytime you buy marriage stationery.

You can buy forms that are not the Form 15 from other suppliers. But they must meet the requirements under the Marriage Act. If they don’t, they may be rejected by the registry of births, deaths and marriages.

Visit CanPrint Communications or email them for more information.

A copy of our approval letter for CanPrint:

Solemnisation of marriage

Form For use by
Notice of Intended Marriage form
Notice of Intended Marriage [PDF 140KB]

Notice of Intended Marriage [DOCX 445KB]
Marrying couples and approved marriage celebrants
Happily ever...before and after brochure
Document outlining the obligations and consequences of marriage and stating the availability of marriage education and counselling [PDF 164KB]

Document outlining the obligations and consequences of marriage and stating the availability of marriage education and counselling [DOCX 754KB]
To be given to couples who have lodged a notice of intended marriage form with an approved marriage celebrant. Translated versions of this document are available.
Declaration of no legal impediment to marriage form
Declaration of no legal impediment to marriage [PDF 71KB]

Declaration of no legal impediment to marriage [DOCX 243KB]
Marrying couples and approved marriage celebrants

Under section 50(3) of the Marriage Act 1961, this form shall be printed on the reverse of 1 of the official certificates of marriage.
Official certificate of marriage form
Official certificate of marriage [PDF 150KB]

Official certificate of marriage [DOCX 52KB]
Approved marriage celebrants

Under section 50(3) of the Marriage Act 1961, 1 of the official certificates of marriage shall be on the reverse side of the paper with the declaration of no legal impediment to marriage.
Combined Declaration and Official certificate forms
Combined Declaration of no legal impediment to marriage and Official certificate of marriage [PDF 70KB]

Combined Declaration of no legal impediment to marriage and Official certificate of marriage [DOCX 242KB]
Approved marriage celebrants
Certificate of faithful performance by interpreter form
Certificate of faithful performance by interpreter [PDF 49KB]

Certificate of faithful performance by interpreter [DOCX 29KB]
Interpreter for a marriage ceremony
Forms for Defence Force marriages solemnised overseas
Return under section 80 [PDF 38KB]

Return under section 80 [DOCX 19KB]
Defence Force chaplains and officers
Certificate concerning marriage solemnised in overseas country [PDF 48KB]

Certificate concerning marriage solemnised in overseas country [DOCX 21KB]
Defence Force chaplains and officers

Marriage of a minor (aged 16 or 17)

Form name For use by
Application to dispense with a consent to the proposed marriage of a minor [PDF 33KB]

Application to dispense with a consent to the proposed marriage of a minor [DOCX 30KB]
Applicant – minor
Dispensation with consent to marriage of minor [PDF 20KB]

Dispensation with consent to marriage of minor [DOCX 26KB]
Prescribed authorities
Notice of refusal to dispense with consent to marriage of minor [PDF 18KB]

Notice of refusal to dispense with consent to marriage of minor [DOCX 25KB]
Prescribed authorities
Application to judge or magistrate for consent to marry [PDF 107KB]

Application to judge or magistrate for consent to marry [DOCX 27KB]
Applicant – minor
Consent of judge or magistrate on application under subsection 16 (1) [PDF 85KB]

Consent of judge or magistrate on application under subsection 16 (1) [DOCX 26KB]
Judge or magistrate
Consent of judge or magistrate on application under subsection 16 (5) [PDF 86KB]

Consent of judge or magistrate on application under subsection 16 (5) [DOCX 26KB]
Judge or magistrate
Request under section 17 [PDF 19KB]

Request under section 17 [DOCX 28KB]
Applicant – minor or a person on behalf of minor
Application for order authorising marriage under marriageable age [PDF 87KB]

Application for order authorising marriage under marriageable age [DOCX 28KB]
Applicant – minor
Notice of time, date and place for the holding of an inquiry [PDF 82KB]

Notice of time, date and place for the holding of an inquiry [DOCX 26KB]
Officer or clerk of the court
Summons – under section 22 of the Marriage Regulations 2017 [PDF 19KB]

Summons – under section 22 of the Marriage Regulations 2017 [DOCX 28KB]
Courts

Registration of Ministers of Religion of recognised denominations

Form name For use by
Nomination and Application for Registration of Minister of Religion [PDF 63KB]

Nomination and Application for Registration of Minister of Religion [DOC 53KB]
Minister of religion for a recognised denomination

Registration and removal of marriage celebrants

Form name For use by
Notice of intention to remove name of person from the register [PDF 84KB]

Notice of intention to remove name of person from the register [DOC 26KB]
Registries of Births, Deaths and Marriage
Application for registration as a marriage celebrant [PDF 165KB]

Application for registration as a marriage celebrant [DOCX 42KB]
For applicants wishing to apply to become a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant.

Translated copies of the obligations and consequences of marriage

For a translated copy of the document that explains the obligations and consequences of marriage, email us.
These translations are available:


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