For overseas people considering marriage

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You do not need to be a resident to be married in Australia.

Many visitors to Australia marry during a holiday visit. Celebrants from The Celebrants Network are trained to work with overseas couples and can incorporate traditions from your home country into the ceremony if you wish.

Overseas visitors must meet the same Basic Conditions and legal requirements for marriage as Australian residents including giving one month's Notice.  

Marriage in Australia does not give you any right to stay in Australia 

It is important to understand that marrying in Australia, even if you marry an Australian citizen, does not entitle you to remain in Australia.  The Department of Immigration and Border Protection website has information about visas for partners.

Life in Australia book and Beginning a Life in Australia book

If you are interested in knowing more about Australian life, values and culture these books are available from  and

Contact a professional civil celebrant from The Celebrants Network if you want to find out more about marrying while visiting Australia.  


Last modified on Tuesday, 28 July 2020 22:27