How to get married in Australia.


How to get married

Dreaming of an Australian wedding, but want to know how to get married ? Whether it's the sandy shores of Bondi Beach or  majestic Sydney Harbour the "How to get married guide" below will definitely help you. But is you are looking for a simple ceremony, stress-free, affordable and amazing - skip down to the video below and the guide below that "How to get married with Simple Ceremonies".

How to get married guide

Step 1: Find someone to marry 😉

  • Both parties must be 18 years or older.
  • You cannot be currently married
  • you can not marry a very close e marrying a close relative ie a parent or a sibling.
  • you have to want to get married 😉

Step 2: Selecting Your Venue

Australia's diverse landscapes offer a stunning array of choices for your wedding venue. Consider what kind of setting reflects your relationship and the experience you want for your guests. Think about the weather patterns specific to different regions and times of the year, and how these might affect your day.

Step 3: Booking a Celebrant

An authorized marriage celebrant will need to officiate your wedding in Australia. Take your time to find a celebrant whose style and approach resonate with you. They play a crucial role not just in officiating but in ensuring all legal paperwork, including your NOIM, is correctly handled.

Step 4: Legal Requirements

You'll need to complete a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) form, have it signed and witnessed by an Authorised Person and lodge it with your marriage celebrant at least one calendar month prior to your ceremony date (and not greater than 18 months prior to your ceremony date.

Step 5: Customising Your Ceremony, if you would like

This may include writing your own vows, including some of your story, incorporating family and friends into your ceremony (eg someone to walk you down the isle, present the wedding rings)

Step 5: Love Your Day

The most important thing about getting married is that you enjoy your wedding day. It's a celebration of your love and commitment to each other, shared with your closest family and friends. Take a moment to soak it all in and celebrate the start of your new life together.


Marrying in Australia is a wonderful choice that promises a day of beauty, emotion, and celebration. By following these steps and taking care of the practicalities early on, you'll set the stage for a day that's both joyous and smoothly run. Here's to a beautiful wedding and a lifetime of happiness ahead!


Getting married in Australia with a simple ceremony can be very straight forward, stress fee, affordable and a lot more engaging than the government Marriage Registry Office. Simple Ceremonies process is simple and our marriage celebrants are amazing - specialising in simple ceremonies you and your guests will love. 

The 3 Steps to getting married with Simple Ceremonies

Step 1. Make a BookingFrom just $300. See available location, date & time.

Simply select, online; i) one of our beautiful, convenient marriage locations, ii) your wedding date and iii) the time of your ceremony

And that is it


  • Book online - 24/7
  • No interview required
  • All inclusive fee
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Step 2. Complete NoIMComplete 1 month before your ceremony. No meeting or interview required!

Complete your Notice of Intended Marriage form online (we will guide you the whole way). We are the only celebrants to offer this. You can complete NoIM on your phone, if you wish!


  • 1 month prior to ceremony date
  • All paperwork done online
  • Only 1 party needs to sign, to complete the NoIM
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Step 3. Your CeremonyAmazing location & celebrant! See how your day will flow

Stress free marriage ceremony with your amazing, experienced, warm and fun celebrant. Your marriage will be registered – on the same day!


  • Warm personal ceremony
  • Amazing locations
  • Same day registration
  • Add on extras ; photographers, venues etc
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Everything you need to know and do to get legally married is covered above. Simple.

(But feel free to look around to see why you should use Simple Ceremonies, our additional services and how we can make the whole process so easy for you.

The Simple, Premium & Cool ways to get married!

While offering amazing value.

Your wedding ceremony should be a very special moment in your lives.

So our focus is on giving you, the perfect simple ceremony - with the best celebrants & locations.

We then streamline the rest - keeping it simple, fast and great value. Standard ceremonies from just $270.

We also have add ons: chairs, decorations, photographer, flowers, wedding rings and reception venue

One Stop - for your perfect wedding!

Our other services

Not sure what date you can get married but want to start the paper work. Are you applying for a Prospecive Marriage Visa - this may be of help.  Click here to find out more.

Don't want a legal ceremony but want a celebration - why not a Commitment Ceremony or a Renewal of Vows. Click here to find out more.

Want to add to your special day?

How about: decorations, chairs, witnesses, photographers, food  & beverages, flowers. Click here  to find out more.