Forms and resources related to marriage in Australia.
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
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.
A copy of our approval letter for CanPrint:
Solemnisation of marriage
|Form||For use by|
Notice of Intended Marriage form
|Notice of Intended Marriage||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||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||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||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.
|Record of use of Form 15 Marriage Certificates||
Approved marriage celebrants
Under Paragraph 73(5) of the Marriage Regulations 2017, an authorised marriage celebrant must keep a record for each Form 15 marriage certificate they use.
|Combined Declaration and Official certificate forms|
|Combined Declaration of no legal impediment to marriage and Official certificate of marriage||Approved marriage celebrants|
|Certificate of faithful performance by interpreter form|
|Certificate of faithful performance by interpreter||Interpreter for a marriage ceremony|
|Forms for Defence Force marriages solemnised overseas|
|Return under section 80||Defence Force chaplains and officers|
|Certificate concerning marriage solemnised in overseas country||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||Applicant – minor|
|Dispensation with consent to marriage of minor||Prescribed authorities|
|Notice of refusal to dispense with consent to marriage of minor||Prescribed authorities|
|Application to judge or magistrate for consent to marry||Applicant – minor|
|Consent of judge or magistrate on application under subsection 16 (1)||Judge or magistrate|
|Consent of judge or magistrate on application under subsection 16 (5)||Judge or magistrate|
|Request under section 17||Applicant – minor or a person on behalf of minor|
|Application for order authorising marriage under marriageable age||Applicant – minor|
|Notice of time, date and place for the holding of an inquiry||Officer or clerk of the court|
|Summons – under section 22 of the Marriage Regulations 2017||Courts|
Registration of Ministers of Religion of recognised denominations
|Form name||For use by|
|Nomination and Application for Registration of Minister of Religion||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||Registries of Births, Deaths and Marriage|
|Application for registration as a marriage celebrant||For applicants wishing to apply to become a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant.|
|Instructions for completing the application for registration as a marriage celebrant||Download more instructions for how to apply online.|
|Application and Informed Consent Form - Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check||For applicants wishing to apply to become a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant.|
|Documentation checklist||For applicants to check prior to submission|
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:
Marriage Law and Celebrants Section
1800 550 343
Outside Australia: +61 2 6141 3111
3-5 National Circuit, Barton ACT