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Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone from any country around the world can get married in Australia. It makes no difference if you are a resident or citizen of Australia - anyone from around the world can get married in Australia. In general terms, all you need is;
  • to be over 18 years old
  • have a passport. If you don't have a passport you can use you original birth certificate plus official photo ID eg driver's licence
  • not currently married, and if you have in the past, you will need to provide original divorce or death certificate
Do a Quick Quiz - Can I get married in Australia? For more information please contact us
Click on the link below to see if and how you may be able to shorten the Notice period to less than one month. https://simpleceremonies.com.au/shorting-of-time-in-relation-to-the-noim/
You are required to sign your Notice of Intended Marriage in front of an Authorised Person. Click on the link below to see a full list.
If you have been married perviously you will need to provide original copies of your divorce papers. If your divorce took place in Australia you may be able to order a copy  by clicking on the link below. https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-proof-divorce
Yes. You will need to bring two witnesses with you. They can be anyone as long as they are over 18 years old and speak english. We do not normally supply witnesses, however if you provide sufficient notice we can, there is a cost of $300 (for 2 witnesses).
Number of guests. The Studio, Milsons Point, North Sydney
  • For an Office ceremony the maximum number is 12 (including the bride & groom, adult & children guests, suppliers)
The exception to this is if you have booked a Special - in this case, the total number is 6 (including the bride & groom, adult & children guests, suppliers) Bradfield Park - North Sydney
  • For a Bradfield Park ceremonies the maximum number is 20 (including the bride & groom, adult & children guests).
You can increase the numbers of your party from 20 up to a maximum of 59 people - with an additional fee of $75. *** If you want to have more than 59 people Simple Ceremonies is not the appropriate service for you. Fee free to give us a call, before making your booking, and we can recommend celebrants that may be able to help you. Blue Point Reserve - North Sydney
  • For a Blues Point Reserve
    • ceremonies the maximum number is 20 (including the bride & groom, adult & children guests).
    You can increase the numbers of your party from 20 up to a maximum of 59 people - with an additional fee of $75. *** If you want to have more than 59 people Simple Ceremonies is not the appropriate service for you. Fee free to give us a call, before making your booking, and we can recommend celebrants that may be able to help you.
Water Taxi on Sydney Harbour
  • For a Water Taxi
    • ceremonies the maximum number is 14 (including the bride & groom, adult & children guests & suppliers).
    This can not be increased.
Harrington Park Lake - Camden
  • For a Harrington Park Lake ceremonies the maximum number is 20 (including the bride & groom, adult & children guests, suppliers).
Graffiti Lounge-  Sydney City
  • For a bar ceremony in the Graffiti Room, Sydney the maximum number is 20 (including the bride & groom, adult).
Bondi Beach Park - Bondi
  • For a park ceremony on Bondi Beach, Bondi the maximum number is 20 (including the bride & groom, adult & children guests,).
Mort bay Park - Balmain
  • For a park ceremony in Mort Bay Park, Birchgrove the maximum number is 20 (including the bride & groom, adult & children guests).
Perisher Valley
  • Perisher Valley ceremonies the maximum number is 20 (including the bride & groom, adult & children guests).
Do I need a Translator? All documents need to be in english. If not, the original document must be accompanied by a N.A.A.T.I. certified translation.

Your ceremony...

Before your ceremony ensure you have everything in order to ensure you day will be perfect. Click on the link below to see our Checklist to help. https://simpleceremonies.com.au/checklist-general
If you or your partner do not confidently speak and understand english you will need an Interpreter for the ceremony. The interpreter can be anyone (over 18 years old) who is fluent in your language and english. They will need to sign a Statutory Declaration confirming their ability and also accuracy of their translation. They will need to complete the Statutory Declaration - Click here to complete - then print off and bring with you to the ceremony.
To see how your wedding day will flow, click on the link below https://simpleceremonies.com.au/step-3-your-ceremony/

After you are married...

If you require a Registered Certificate of Marriage, please click on this link https://simpleceremonies.com.au/marriage-certificate/
If you would like to change your name, after you are married, click on this link to see how to achieve this. https://simpleceremonies.com.au/changingyournameaftermarriage/
We go to every effort to ensure your details are recorded correctly prior to your ceremony (requesting your IDs and also asking for your to double check all details - prior to your ceremony and also on the day of your ceremony. Prior to your ceremony we are able to make corrections, however once your ceremony has been registered following your ceremony, we are unable to make changes. You will need to contact Births, Deaths and Marriage to make these changes. Click here for more information https://simpleceremonies.com.au/correct-entry-marriage-certificate/

Other

With the aim of ensuring everyone is left smiling and your ceremony is perfect please read our Terms by clicking on the link below https://simpleceremonies.com.au/Terms/
Can I make a booking over the phone? You can, however there is an additional fee of $50. Simple Ceremonies has been designed to keep things simple and the costs low. To achieve this we have set up the on-line booking system (showing available dates and times). You just need to go to Step 1 - Make a booking; select your location, date and time. Does payment need to be made at time of booking? Yes. Full payment needs to be made at time of booking. This is done by credit card online. This payment is non refundable, however you can change your ceremony date, once you have made your booking, as long as you give more than one months notice.
How do I make additional payments?
You may want to make additional payments in relation to; rescheduling you ceremony, increasing the number of guests or arranging witnesses. Just click here -
  • https://simpleceremonies.com.au/add-ons/
All celebrant should operate in accordance with a Code of Conduct as issued by the Australian Attorney General. To see the code click on this link. If you would like to make a complaint about the service you have received please contact me (Michael Teulon) on 0412477141 or send an email to michael@simpleceremonies.com.au. I will endeavour to resolve your concerns. However, if you are not satisfied with the outcome - you can make a formal complaint by clicking on the link below. https://simpleceremonies.com.au/code-of-conduct-and-making-a-complaint/