How to Marry in Australia, On A Tourist Visa

Surprisingly, it is easy to get married in Australia while visiting the country on a Tourist Visa.

However there are some important things to know.

Firstly, you definitely can get married in Australia on a tourist visa, whether you are visiting for either 3 months or 6 months.

Also, there is no residency qualification required to marry in Australia.

The only real requirement is that you are free to marry; and are both at least eighteen years of age.

You may like to know that same-sex marriages are now also legally conducted in Australia.

So that’s all great news.

Yet the single most important thing to know, is this: A one-month legal “notice period” applies to getting married in Australia.

This means that both Bride and Groom have to sign a “Notice of Intended Marriage” form (NOIM) in front of an authorized witness (for example Police Officer) and lodge it with their chosen celebrant at least one month before the wedding.

While lodging the NOIM (ie providing the NOIM to an authorized Celebrant), the couple must prove their age, identity, nationality and address with certain documents, such as passport, birth certificate, driver’s license etc.

Prior to the actual wedding ceremony, the couple would have to sign a declaration that they are legally free to marry and that each partner is giving his/her consent to marry the other.

Finally, the couple will take part in a legal wedding ceremony where they will exchange legal vows and sign further marriage documents in front of at least two witnesses (whom must be supplied by the couple).

Simple Weddings is a celebrant service offering Australia’s easiest, fastest and most affordable way to get married.

You can contact Simple Weddings if you’re looking for the most straightforward way to take care of the “getting married” part. They will help you sort out the NOIM form and legal requirements to ensure you get married without delay.

Please be aware – getting married does not automatically confer any right to remain in Australia beyond the Visa expiry date.

In fact, your tourist visa will offer no extensions, without exception!

So even if you marry in Australia, your new marriage partner/husband/wife will almost certainly have to return to his/her country of origin, before an Australian-residency Partner visa application would be accepted.

You can then apply for an Australian partner visa for your new spouse to return to Australia to live with you.

Of course there’s more to know; and this article does not constitute professional migration advice. On the other hand, it’s a good overview of what to expect.

If you’re planning to marry in Australia, have a chat with Simple Weddings, they will be very happy to make it all come true.

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How to Marry in Australia, On A Tourist Visa

25 thoughts on “How to Marry in Australia, On A Tourist Visa

  • April 15, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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    wanting to marry my partner before the end of May as she is due to go back to Thailand on 9th June and I am currently applying for a partner visa

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    • May 3, 2019 at 8:15 pm
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      HI Rod it’s still possible to help you; sorry for our slow reply have been swamped over easter. Please call us on 1300 668 459 and we will help straight away. Or book online, 24/7 at https://www.simpleweddings.com.au

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  • May 4, 2019 at 2:50 am
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    Is it possible to get married in Australia if only in the country for 3 weeks visiting my daughter?

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    • May 9, 2019 at 7:22 pm
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      Hi Sarah,
      Yes it is possible. However there is a legal form you need to sign at least 1 month prior to your wedding day; and if overseas you must have the form witnessed by an Australian consular officer; or a “Notary Public”. What dates are you in Australia? Where are you heading in Australia? (ie where might you like to get married?) What country are you in presently? Is it possible to phone me during Australian business hours? Our number is 1300 668 459. Or please email to chris@simpleweddings.com.au ; regards Chris

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  • May 12, 2019 at 12:18 am
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    If am on a visit visa in Australia, and I want I get married with Australian. Will I still go back to my country after marriage with her?
    And what if I don’t want to go back after marriage how can I achieve that?

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    • May 18, 2019 at 10:54 am
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      Hi sorry for the slow response. Your questions really relate to immigration so I recommend getting advice from an Australian “Migration Agent”. Best wishes with your plans.

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      • June 11, 2019 at 12:33 am
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        Hello there…I would like to know how to get marriage in Australia as me and my partner couldnt get married in I Indonesia due to our different religion…and to much bureaucracy that we cant accomplished my partner is Brazilian and I am indonesian…i hope to hear from you very soon thanks a lot

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        • August 24, 2019 at 4:26 pm
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          Hi Siti you can easily get married in Australia. At least one of you needs to sign a particular legal form at least one month prior to booked wedding date.
          WE provide that form, as soon as you have booked a wedding date. Please see all available dates, locations and times at our website, where you can also book, 24/7: https://www.simpleweddings.com.au

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      • August 26, 2019 at 4:57 pm
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        We are from India, as LGBT marriage has not yet been legalized in here so Me and my girl friend would like to go and get married at Australia , and that will be an intimate one as our budget is very low. And only two of us will go. So no extra arrengments we required. We need the total legal assistance for getting married and the marriage certificate..i need your guidance and information about the process. Can we get married there upon arrival as we don’t have much time to spend over there ..and can we send the NOIM online after notarizing it from any of our notarized officer? As we can’t reach there one month ago..

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        • September 5, 2019 at 2:31 pm
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          Hi Shan, yes you can get married here on a budget. First step, please book a wedding date and time here: https://www.simpleweddings.com.au . As soon as you have booked, we will send you the form, please fill it out and then sign it in front of a “notary public” then scan in and email back to us. As soon as we have it by email, you can legally marry as soon as one month later. Regards, Chris

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  • May 31, 2019 at 10:15 am
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    If overseas you must have the form witnessed by an Australian consular officer; or a “Notary Public”. Does the notary public have to be Australian? (I live in the US.)

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    • May 31, 2019 at 11:21 am
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      Hi Liza, the “Notary Public” can be of any nationality, regards Chris

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      • May 31, 2019 at 12:12 pm
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        Thank you for the quick and helpful reply.

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        • August 24, 2019 at 4:27 pm
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          Our pleasure Liza

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  • June 12, 2019 at 2:13 pm
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    I want to move to Australia to marry a Australian National I’m from USA and have passport but after marriage I want to stay in Australia and be dual citizen what kind of visa do I need

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    • August 24, 2019 at 4:24 pm
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      Brandon sorry I hadn’t responded sooner. You need to get advice on this from a Migration Agent, regards Chris

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  • July 24, 2019 at 8:56 pm
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    Hi!
    I am from India. I have tourist visa of Australia. My fiancé sponsored me. Can I get married in Australia on tourist visa before ceremonial occasion and then celebrate in India after that ?

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    • August 24, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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      Hi Jessie, yes you can, regards Chris

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  • August 22, 2019 at 2:56 pm
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    Hello sir/madam,
    So technically we’re working in the cruise ship which is the main port is in sydney. And we’re part of the lgbt. What is the best and easiest way to get marry in sydney? Because whenever we’re in sydney we only had a few hours to stay there. What is the requirements also? Thank you.

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    • August 24, 2019 at 4:18 pm
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      Hi Ely, we do same sex weddings of course however we only offer weddings in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Surfers Paradise. Please see all of our available dates and times here: https://www.simpleweddings.com.au. You can also book online at our site, 24/7. You need to sign a particular legal form at least one month prior to your wedding date, we provide that form once you have booked, regards Chris

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  • August 26, 2019 at 7:13 pm
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    Can i get married in Australia on a tourist visa and if your answer will be yes ,after got married my spouse can do the study in Australia?

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  • August 26, 2019 at 7:15 pm
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    Can i get marry in Australia on a tourist visa and if your answer will be yes ,after got married my spouse can do the study in Australia?

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    • September 5, 2019 at 2:29 pm
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      Yes you can get married in Australia on a tourist visa. However there is no guarantee that after you marry, that any other kind of visa will be granted. To find out more about visas, you should get advice from a Migration Agent. If you’d like to get married, it’s important to know that the soonest you can get married is one month after signing a special legal form; which we will provide to you as soon as you book a wedding date and time. To see all available wedding dates and times; and even to book your wedding, 24/7, please go to https://www.simpleweddings.com.au

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  • October 12, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    Good morning, we are going to be in adelaide on the 2nd of November from the UK and would like to get married on the 14th November, is this possible?

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    • October 27, 2019 at 1:34 pm
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      Hi Adrienne yes this is easily possible. Simply book your wedding online, at https://www.simpleweddings.com.au; and follow the prompts, it’s that easy. Sorry I haven’t responded sooner I have been overseas for a month and just returned. Since you will need to sign a legal document at least one month prior to the wedding (we will supply that), I recommend to book your wedding asap. The document must be signed in front of an Australian Consular official OR a “Notary Public” as you are based overseas.

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