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In which state of Australia do you perform Civil Ceremonies

"In which state of Australia do you perform Civil Ceremonies?"

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In which state of Australia do you perform Civil Ceremonies?

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Victoria.

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Can you perform a marriage ceremony in any state in Australia?

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Yes, the only difference is that I have to file the marriage papers with the 'Births, Deaths and Marriages' office in the state where the marriage is solemnised.

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If my State acknowledges Civil Unions does that mean Gay Marriage is Legally Binding in my State?

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Whilst your State may acknowledge Civil Unions, marriage between same-sex couples is not legally binding, because the Marriage Act 1961 is Federal Legislation (as apposed to State Legislation).

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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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Yes, Themed Wedding Ceremonies are highly specialised, and require the services of a skilled wedding celebrant. You can expect to may more.

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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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What does the term Civil Union mean?

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Civil Unions are a legally recognised union of same-sex couples, having similar rights to those of traditional marriage.

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Can we Invite an Indigenous Elder to conduct our wedding ceremony?

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Yes, provided that the legal elements are performed by me (Civil Celebrant).

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Are you a local Melbourne Celebrant?

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Yes, as a civil celebrant and offiant I perform many local weddings in the Melbourne area.

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Do Civil Celebrants solemnise more weddings than their religious counterparts?

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Yes. Civil Celebrants account for 70% of all solemnised marriages in Australia (according to 2012 statistics).

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Does Australia recognise foreign marriage?

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Yes, as long as the marriage was conducted legally in the country of origin, and that an original marriage certificate can be produced. However, there remains certain types of marriages that are not recognised in Australia, such as Same Sex unions, and underage (under 18) marriages.

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How does the law regarding Gay Marriage in Australia get changed?

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To change the law regarding Gay Marriage in Australia, a Bill (a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law) is introduced in the Senate. The Bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.

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If the State I live in recognises gay marriage am I legally married?

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No. The Australian Marriage Act 1961 is a federal law, meaning that the States effectively have no power to change it (this must be done by the senate that sits in Canberra). Federal law covers the nation, whereas state-law is specific to that state only.

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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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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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Can a Master of Ceremonies conduct funerals and naming days?

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Yes, however a Master of Ceremonies is not legally empowered to conduct Civil Marriage Ceremonies.

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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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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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What does a Master of Ceremonies do?

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A Master of Ceremonies is a person in charge of procedure at a state or public occasion.

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If I get married overseas in a country or state that allows same sex gay marriage, will it be recognised in Australia?

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No, not at present (2016). In order for a gay marriage to be recognised by the Australian Government, the law (in Australia) would need to be changed accordingly. Gay couples who are married overseas are not recognised as married under Australian Law, however a gay couple is considered to be married by any country that currently allows legal same sex marriage.

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We are wanting to get married amongst wine barrels can you help?

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Yes, as a Civil Celebrant I perform many weddings in wine sheds, cellars, and wineries, often amongst the wine barrels.

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What is the average length of a modern western civil wedding ceremony?

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The average length of a modern western civil wedding is approximately 20 - 25 minutes.

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

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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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