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Forms and resources related to marriage in Australia.

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 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.

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:

Newsletters

Marriage Celebrant Matters Newsletters

Newsletter
Welcome to the latest edition of Marriage Celebrant Matters. This newsletter contains important information about news and events.

Contact details

Marriage Law and Celebrants Section
1800 550 343
Outside Australia: +61 2 6141 3111
marriagecelebrantssection@ag.gov.au
3-5 National Circuit, Barton ACT