Home About Tim Photos Video Reviews In the Media Themed Weddings Marriage Rehearsal Ceremony FAQ's Fee Enquire

What does the Marriage Act Cover

"What does the Marriage Act Cover?"

Top 25 Answers - by Tim P Manger (Celebrant)

Read real reviews from real wedding couples Read real reviews About Tim Manger (Civil Celebrant)



Ask Another Question
Question Answer

What does the Marriage Act Cover?

Related to Legalities

The Act is mainly related to who can marry, and under which circumstances marriages will (and will not) be recognised.

Highly Relevant Answer

Getting Married Getting Married
What does the Marriage Act Cover? What does the Marriage Act Cover?
 

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

Related to Legalities

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

Highly Relevant Answer

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

What are the Marriage Regulations 1963 all about?

Related to Legalities

Marriage Regulations 1963 are designed to facilitate the Australian Marriage Act 1961. Think of the regulations as the practical application of the Marriage Act.

Highly Relevant Answer

Getting Married Getting Married
What are the Marriage Regulations 1963 all about? What are the Marriage Regulations 1963 all about?
 

Which Act needs to be modified in order to allow same sex gay marriage in Australia?

Related to Legalities

The Act that needs to be modified to allow same sex gay marriages (in Australia) is the Australian Marriage Act 1961.

Highly Relevant Answer

Same Sex Unions Same Sex Unions
Which Act needs to be modified in order to allow same sex gay marriage in Australia? Which Act needs to be modified in order to allow same sex gay marriage in Australia?
 

Which Act covers weddings in Australia?

Related to Legalities

Marriage Act 1961.

Highly Relevant Answer

Getting Married Getting Married
Which Act covers weddings in Australia? Which Act covers weddings in Australia?
 

Where can I view an online copy of the Australian Marriage Act?

Related to Documents

You can view an online copy of the 'Australian Marriage Act 1961', by selecting 'Relevant Section'.

Highly Relevant Answer

celebrant download Australian Marriage Act  96 .pdf celebrant download Australian Marriage Act 1961.pdf
Where can I view an online copy of the Australian Marriage Act? Where can I view an online copy of the Australian Marriage Act?
 

How long will it be before the law regarding Gay Marriage in Australia is changed?

Related to Legalities

My belief is that the laws regarding Gay Marriage in Australia will be drmatically constested over the next decade, with a possible modification to the Australian Marriage Act.

Good Relevancy Answer

Same Sex Unions Same Sex Unions
How long will it be before the law regarding Gay Marriage in Australia is changed? How long will it be before the law regarding Gay Marriage in Australia is changed?
 

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

Related to Legalities

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).

Good Relevancy Answer

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

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

Related to Legalities

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.

Good Relevancy Answer

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

Is the wording in a gay same sex committment ceremony different to a legal wedidng ceremony?

Related to Legalities

Yes, it is illegal for me to use words from the Montum and Legal Vow section of the Australian Marriage Act when marrying gay same sex couples.

Good Relevancy Answer

Same Sex Unions Same Sex Unions
Is the wording in a gay same sex committment ceremony different to a legal wedidng ceremony? Is the wording in a gay same sex committment ceremony different to a legal wedidng ceremony?
 

Are there any wet weather ceremony locations in the Royal Botanic Gardens?

Related to Parks

Yes, wet weather under cover locations include Eastern Transit Room at the Old Melbourne Observatory, The Terrace, Jardin Tan, and the Tecoma Pavilion.

Good Relevancy Answer

ParkWedding Royal Botanic Gardens ParkWedding Royal Botanic Gardens
Are there any wet weather ceremony locations in the Royal Botanic Gardens? Are there any wet weather ceremony locations in the Royal Botanic Gardens?
 

Do I need to change my name after I am married?

Related to Legalities

No. Women who are married under Australian Law automatically have ther name changed, because the Offical Marriage Certificate acts as a psuedo name change certificate.

Good Relevancy Answer

Getting Married Getting Married
Do I need to change my name after I am married? Do I need to change my name after I am married?
 

Why is the pamphlet Happily Before and Ever After important?

Related to NOIM

The reason is that the brochure acts as a fall-back measure, to ensure that couples getting married understand exactly what they are about to enter into.

Average Relevancy Answer

Notice of Intended Marriage Notice of Intended Marriage
Why is the pamphlet Happily Before and Ever After important? Why is the pamphlet Happily Before and Ever After important?
 

What makes a gay same sex marriage different to a heterosexual marriage in Australia?

Related to Legalities

Firstly, gay same sex marriages are generally referred to as a committment ceremonies, and secondly there is no legal paperwork. The wording during a gay union must be different to a legal civil union, whilst there is also no government marriage certificate issued. There is also no filing with Births Deaths and Marriages after the ceremony, because the Australian government does not currently recognised gay same sex marriages as legal.

Average Relevancy Answer

Same Sex Unions Same Sex Unions
What makes a gay same sex marriage different to a heterosexual marriage in Australia? What makes a gay same sex marriage different to a heterosexual marriage in Australia?
 

How long does it take to get our Official Marriage Certificate after we are married?

Related to Marriage

The office of Births Deaths and Marriages take about 10 days to produce your official marriage certificate, once the they take receipt of the paperwork from the Celebrant.

Average Relevancy Answer

Getting Married Getting Married
How long does it take to get our Official Marriage Certificate after we are married? How long does it take to get our Official Marriage Certificate after we are married?
 

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

Related to General

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.

Poor Relevancy Answer

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

What do I need if I want to apply for a Passport once I am married?

Related to Certificates

You will need an Official Marriage Certificate from the office of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Poor Relevancy Answer

Marriage Certificates Marriage Certificates
What do I need if I want to apply for a Passport once I am married? What do I need if I want to apply for a Passport once I am married?
 

When the law eventually changes will the same rules apply to gay couples that already apply to heterosexual couples?

Related to Legalities

The Australian Marriage Act 1961 is quite explicit regarding the basic rules for marriage. I expect the rules will be the same for gay same sex couples. There are 3 fundamental rules that determine if you qualify to be married under Australian Law: 1) You cannot be married to anyone else, 2) You must not be directly related to the person you wish to marry, 3) You must be over the age of 18.

Poor Relevancy Answer

Same Sex Unions Same Sex Unions
When the law eventually changes will the same rules apply to gay couples that already apply to heterosexual couples? When the law eventually changes will the same rules apply to gay couples that already apply to heterosexual couples?
 

How many witnesses do I need at my ceremony?

Related to Ceremony

You need 2 witnesses over the age of 18 to witness the signing of your marriage certificates and marriage register.

Poor Relevancy Answer

Wedding Ceremony Wedding Ceremony
How many witnesses do I need at my ceremony? How many witnesses do I need at my ceremony?
 

What is a Declaration of No Impediment to Marriage?

Related to Legalities

The Declaration of No Impediment to Marriage is commonly referred to as a Declaration or Marriage Declaration.

Poor Relevancy Answer

Notice of Intended Marriage Notice of Intended Marriage
What is a Declaration of No Impediment to Marriage? What is a Declaration of No Impediment to Marriage?
 

We are looking for an officiant in the Yarra Valley region can you help?

Related to Officiant

Yes, I am a fully qualified marriage Officiant who can solemnise your marriage in the Yarra Valley region.

Poor Relevancy Answer

YarraValleyWedding YarraValleyWedding
We are looking for an officiant in the Yarra Valley region can you help? We are looking for an officiant in the Yarra Valley region can you help?
 

We are looking for an officiant on the Mornington Peninsula can you help?

Related to Officiant

Yes, I am a fully qualified marriage Officiant who can solemnise your marriage on the Mornington Peninsula.

Poor Relevancy Answer

Mornington Peninsula Mornington Peninsula
We are looking for an officiant on the Mornington Peninsula can you help? We are looking for an officiant on the Mornington Peninsula can you help?
 

We are looking for an officiant in the Dandenong Ranges can you help?

Related to Officiant

Yes, I am a fully qualified marriage Officiant who can solemnise your marriage in the Dandenong Ranges.

Poor Relevancy Answer

Dandenong Ranges Dandenong Ranges
We are looking for an officiant in the Dandenong Ranges can you help? We are looking for an officiant in the Dandenong Ranges can you help?
 

What is the difference between Nullity and Divorce?

Related to Legalities

Nullity relates to marriages that are not considered legal (despite a ceremony having taken place), whereas Divorce (dissolution) relates to marriages that are legal (but have broken down due to various circumstances).

Poor Relevancy Answer

Getting Married Getting Married
What is the difference between Nullity and Divorce? What is the difference between Nullity and Divorce?
 

Can I use my Marriage Certificate to get an upgrade whilst on my honeymoon?

Related to Certificates

Yes, many hotels will upgrade couples if they sight the commemorative marriage certificate.

Poor Relevancy Answer

Marriage Certificates Marriage Certificates
Can I use my Marriage Certificate to get an upgrade whilst on my honeymoon? Can I use my Marriage Certificate to get an upgrade whilst on my honeymoon?
 


Tim P Manger | Celebrant
Weddings - Marriages - Commitments

PH: 1800 229 142

Message Us on FacebookMessage Us on Facebook


Tim P Manger CMC
Tim P Manger CMC

Wedding Ceremony Locations
Wedding Ceremony VenuesWedding Ceremony Venues
Parks & Garden CeremoniesParks & Garden Ceremonies
Beach WeddingsBeach Weddings
Hotel CeremoniesHotel Ceremonies
Golf Club CeremoniesGolf Club Ceremonies


Suburban Wedding Locations
Eastern SuburbsEastern Suburbs
Inner CityInner City
Northern SuburbsNorthern Suburbs
Regional VictoriaRegional Victoria
Southeastern SuburbsSoutheastern Suburbs
Western SuburbsWestern Suburbs

Popular Wedding Regions
City of MelbourneCity of Melbourne
Yarra ValleyYarra Valley
Dandenong RangesDandenong Ranges
Mornington PeninsulaMornington Peninsula

Getting Married in Australia
Ceremony ReadingsCeremony Readings
Wedding RitualsWedding Rituals
Ceremony MusicCeremony Music

Popular Topics
Bridal Party At Your CeremonyBridal Party At Your Ceremony
Confetti, Rice, Rose PetalsConfetti, Rice, Rose Petals
Nerves at Your CeremonyNerves at Your Ceremony
Same Sex UnionsSame Sex Unions
Welcome to CountryWelcome to Country

Marriage Legalities
Australian Marriage Act 1961Australian Marriage Act 1961
Celebrants Code of PracticeCelebrants Code of Practice
DownloadsDownloads
Getting Married to Stay in AustraliaGetting Married to Stay in Australia
Happily Before and Ever AfterHappily Before and Ever After
InterpretersInterpreters
Legal Marriage DocumentationLegal Marriage Documentation
Marriage Ceremony SampleMarriage Ceremony Sample
Marriage RegistryMarriage Registry
Marriage Regulations 1963Marriage Regulations 1963
Marriage to a MinorMarriage to a Minor
Marriage to a RelativeMarriage to a Relative
Marriage VowsMarriage Vows
Personal Wedding VowsPersonal Vows
The Celebrants RoleThe Celebrants Role
The Marriage ProcessThe Marriage Process

Cultural Ceremonies
ChineseChinese
VietnameseVietnamese
ThaiThai
MalaysianMalaysian
IndianIndian
Sri LankanSri Lankan

Types of Ceremonies
Pagan Wedding CeremoniesPagan Wedding Ceremonies
Cultural CeremoniesCultural Ceremonies
Denominational CeremoniesDenominational Ceremonies
Skype CeremoniesSkype Ceremonies
Themed Wedding CeremoniesThemed Wedding Ceremonies

Certificates
Birth CertificatesBirth Certificates
Bridal Party CertificatesBridal Party Certificates
Marriage CertificatesMarriage Certificates
Counselling
Relationship ServicesRelationship Services

Wedding Suppliers
Recommended CelebrantsRecommended Celebrants
Recommended Ceremony MusiciansRecommended Ceremony Musicians
Recommended DJ'sRecommended DJ's
Recommended PhotographersRecommended Photographers

Feedback
FeedbackFeedback
Privacy PolicyPrivacy Policy
CopyrightCopyright
Terms & ConditionsTerms & Conditions
FeeFee


-