Notice Of Intended Marriage

The Notice Of Intended Marriage is the first legal document you will need to complete before your wedding ceremony.

The Marriage Act 1961 and Marriage Regulations 2017 set the rules for getting married in Australia. The Act and Regulations require that a legal marriage shall not take place unless a notice in writing of the intended marriage, is given to the authorised celebrant solemnising the marriage at least one calendar month before the proposed marriage.

This document is valid for 18 months from the time of presenting it to your celebrant until the proposed marriage date.

Changes to marriage forms and certificates 2021

On the 1st of September 2021, the Attorney-General’s Department issued a new Notice of Intended Marriage form.

.Old Notices of Intended Marriage forms signed and submitted to an authorised celebrant before 1 September 2021 will remain valid for a period of 18 months.

The main changes in the NOIM:

  • The Privacy Notice has been updated. When signing the NOIM, parties will now also confirm that they have read the privacy notice on the front of the NOIM.
  • Item 4 has been re-named “Gender” and gives options of Female, Male and No-binary
  • Item 7, “conjugal status” now includes (‘divorce pending’)
  • Item 10 has been removed (no longer need to state if a party born outside Australia)
  • Item 10 you need both parents’ current full names and full names at birth.
  • Some details regarding previous marriage(s) have been removed.
  • The questions an authorised celebrant must answer to confirm that they have satisfied themselves about the parties’ identities have changed.
  • Additional information is now collected where the NOIM is transferred between celebrants.

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AboutTanya McDonald
It goes without saying that being a marriage celebrant is an honour and a privilege. I have loved weddings and what they represent for as long as I can remember. Since becoming a celebrant I am able to fulfill my passion and at the same time treasure each opportunity I have to work with couples to help them bring their dreams and ideas into life through their ceremonies. I have been a fully authorised marriage celebrant since 2014 and I have helped couples enjoy thier journey to the altar since then. If you need a celebrant, I would love to discuss your ceremony with you.