WHEN CAN A PRESCRIBED AUTHORITY CONSIDER A SHORTENING OF TIME REQUEST?
The Marriage Regulations 1963 (Cth) Schedule 1B set out 5 reasons an application for shortening time my be considered by a prescribed authority . They are:
    • employment related or other travel commitments
    • wedding or celebration arrangements, or religious considerations
    • medical reasons
    • legal proceedings, or
    • an error in giving notice.
 
    If you believe that one of the above applies to your situation please follow the steps below;
    1. complete the your Notice of Intended Marriage - you can do this here -
https://simpleceremonies.com.au/onlinenoim/
      • 2. make an appointment to meet with a Prescribed Authority. These can be found at your Local Court (Local Court Registrar) or direct through Births, Deaths and Marriages in your State.
      • 3. The Prescribed Authority will inform you of the proof you need to bring to the meeting.
      • 4. if you are successful the Prescribed Authority will note this on your Notice of Intended Marriage form
      • 5. contact Simple Ceremonies and inform them that you have received a shortening and book in your ceremony.
      • For more information on circumstances for granting a Shortening please read below.