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"Can 2 minors marry each other in Australia?"

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Is it legal to marry a minor in Australia?

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Yes, provided that the minor has reached the minimum age of 16, and received parental, guardian or judicial consent.

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Can 2 minors marry each other in Australia?

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No, one partner must be a least 18 years of age.

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What does the term Minor mean in the Marriage Act?

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The term 'minor' refers to a person who is under the age of 18.

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What are some examples of impediment to marriage?

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Some examples my include, being married to someone already (not divorced), being too closely related or being of non-marriagable age (being a minor).

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If my partner is travelling on a Holiday Visa can they be legally married while they are in Australia?

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Yes, anybody can be legally married while in Australia.

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Can you marry us legally in Australia if we are from China?

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Yes, you are more than welcome to be married in Australia if you are from China.

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Are you an advocate of Gay and Same Sex Marriages?

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Yes, I fully support the rights of gay and same sex couples to marry in Australia.

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Why are some wedding ceremonies longer than others?

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Ceremony length may vary due to the addition of readings, rituals, and vows.

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Which are the main wedding venues tha Food and Desire cater for?

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Food and Desire cater for Carousael, Aerial, Harbour Room, and the State Library of Victoria, including many others.

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What is the purpose of Rituals at a Ceremony?

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Rituals are designed to show unification in a graphic way, as well as involve others in your ceremony.

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Can you legally marry us outside Australia?

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No. For marriages to be legal in Australia, the ceremony must be solemnised within Australia or within Australian territorial waters.

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Can we be legally married in Australia if I am Hindu and my partner is Muslim?

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Yes, it is legal for all denominations to be married in Australia. I have performed many legal ceremonies between Muslims and Hinuds.

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Why does the NOIM ask if I am related to my partner?

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Because in Australia, you cannot legally marry your mother, father, brother, sister (or any ancestor where the blood line is too close).

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Can we live together prior to marriage?

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Yes, 80% of couples getting married in Australia (according to 2012 statistics), live together prior to marriage.

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Can we be legally married in Australia if I am Buddhist and my partner is Muslim?

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Yes, it is legal for all denominations to be married in Australia. I have performed many legal ceremonies between Muslim and Buddhist couples.

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Where can I find a legal Civil Celebrant who performs marriages in Australia for couples from overseas?

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I am a legal marriage celebrant, with a wide range of expertise to ensure that you are legally married in Australia.

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We are an Interfaith couple from Indonesia can we be legally married in Australia?

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Yes, it is legal for all denominations to be married to each other in Australia, Hindu, Muslim, Catholic, Buddhist and so on.

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We are from overseas and wish to have an Interfaith wedding in Australia?

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Yes, I can definitely assist you with an Interfaith marriage. In Australia, it is perfectly legal for couples of varying denominations to be married.

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How do we go about getting married in Australia?

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I am an International Marriage Consultant, so I can assist you every step of the way to being legally married in Australia.

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What is a Prospective Marriage Visa?

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A Prospective Marriage Visa allows you entry into Australia, and potentially marry your intended fiance (utilising your visa's nine month validity period).

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Are there any alternatives to a Prospective Marriage Visa?

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Yes, your partner can travel to Australia on a holiday VISA.

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Which courts in Australia handle Divorce?

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The Family Court of Australia or the Federal Magistrates Court.

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Can any Celebrant marry us if we are non denominational?

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No, only authorised Civil Celebrants can solemnise weddings in Australia.

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Can you marry us in Las Vegas?

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No, I can only solemnise weddings within Australia, Australian Air Space or Australian waters.

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Is it illegal for same sex couples to be married in Australia?

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Yes, the Australian Marriage Act 1961 does not currently recognise same sex marriages.

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