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Useful contacts

MARRIAGE LAW AND CELEBRANTS SECTION, AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT

Website: http://www.ag.gov.au/celebrants

Phone: 1800 550 343
Fax:
(02) 6141 3246
Email:
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Post:
Marriage Law and Celebrants Section
3‑5 National Circuit
BARTON ACT 2600

Families and Marriage Section:
http://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Pages/default.aspx

Getting Married:
https://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Marriage/Pages/Getting-married.aspx

For Commonwealth Marriage Celebrants:

https://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Marriage/marriagecelebrants/Pages/default.aspx

Information available on the AG's website

  • Marriage Act 1961
  • Marriage Regulations 1963
  • Code of practice for marriage celebrants [DOC 57KB]
  • Code of practice for marriage celebrants[PDF 107KB
  • Notification of change of details [DOC 70KB]
  • Notification of change of details[PDF 100KB]
  • Request for removal from the Register of Marriage Celebrants[DOC 56KB]
  • Request for removal from the Register of Marriage Celebrants[PDF 79KB]

Key resources

  • The Guidelines on the Marriage Act 1961 for marriage celebrants contains essential information on solemnising marriages.
  • The Conflict of interest and benefit to business guidelines will help you to identify, disclose and avoid a potential conflict of interest or benefit to a business.
  • The Advertising Guidelines provide advice on how to develop your advertising material.
  • The Marriage Celebrant Matters newsletter updates celebrants with important news and events.

Continuing (Ongoing) professional development

Commonwealth Marriage Celebrants must complete five hours of professional development activities each calender year.

REGISTRIES OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES

NEW SOUTH WALES

Website: http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 1300 655 236
Post: NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
         GPO Box 30 SYDNEY NSW 2001

Location: 35 Regent Street Chippendale SYDNEY NSW 2008

NSW Celebrants only – Registrations, certificate application forms and other enquiries:
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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Website: http://www.cbs.sa.gov.au/bdm/index.html
Phone: 131 882
Post: Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Office
         GPO Box 1351 ADELAIDE SA 5001
Location: Level 2, Chesser House, 91‑97 Grenfell Street ADELAIDE SA 5000


AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Website: http://www.ors.act.gov.au/community/births_deaths_and_marriages
Phone: (02) 6207 3000
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Post: GPO Box 158
         CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
Location: 255 Canberra Avenue FYSHWICK ACT 2609

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Website: http://www.nt.gov.au/justice/bdm/index.shtml
Phone: (08) 8999 6119
Fax: (08) 8999 6324
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Post: Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
         GPO Box 3021
         DARWIN NT 0801
Location: Ground Floor, Nichols Place Cnr Cavenagh and Bennett Streets DARWIN NT 0800

TASMANIA

Website: http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/bdm/
Phone: 1300 135 513
Fax: (03) 6233 6444
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Post: Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
         GPO Box 198
         HOBART TAS 7001

VICTORIA

Website: www.bdm.vic.gov.au
Phone: 1300 369 367
Email: Please follow Contact Us/Email Us link on the Victorian BDM website
Post: Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
         GPO Box 4332
          MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Location: Ground floor, 595 Collins Street Melbourne

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Website: http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/
Phone: 1300 305 021
Post: Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
          PO Box 7720
          Cloisters Square
           PERTH WA 6850
Location: Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace PERTH WA 6000

QUEENSLAND
Website: http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/justice-services/births-deaths-and-marriages
Phone: 1300 366 430
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Post: Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
         PO Box 15188
         CITY EAST QLD 4002
Location: 110 George Street BRISBANE QLD 4000

OTHER USEFUL CONTACTS

CANPRINT

Website: http://www.canprint.com.au/
Phone: 02) 6295 4422
Fax: (02) 6295 4473
Post:  CanPrint Communications
          PO Box 7575
          CANBERRA BC ACT 2610
Location: 16 Nyrang Street FYSHWICK ACT 2609

NATIONAL ACCREDITATION AUTHORITY FOR TRANSLATORS AND INTERPRETERS LTD (NAATI)

Website: http://www.naati.com.au/home_page.html
Phone: 1300 557 470
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AUSTRALIAN PASSPORT OFFICE

Website: https://www.passports.gov.au/Web/index.aspx
Phone: 131 232
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ACCESS TO JUSTICE WEBSITE (IF LEGAL ADVICE IS REQUIRED)

Website: http://www.accesstojustice.gov.au/

DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION

Website: http://www.immi.gov.au/
Phone: 131 881

OFFICE OF THE MIGRATION AGENTS REGISTRATION AUTHORITY (MARA)

Website: https://www.mara.gov.au/Home/default.aspx
Phone: 1300 226 272 or (02) 9078 3552
Fax: (02) 9078 3591
Post: Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority
         PO Box Q1551
         QVB NSW 1230
Location: Level 10, 111 Elizabeth Street  Sydney NSW Australia

AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE

Phone: 131 237

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