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Which Act covers weddings in Australia?

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Marriage Act 1961.

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What does the Marriage Act Cover?

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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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What are the Marriage Regulations 1963 all about?

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

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

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

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

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

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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 area do you cover as a celebrant?

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As a celebrant, I marry couples and perfrom wedding ceremonies all over Melbourne and beyond. I travel to all four points of the compass in Melbourne, including interstate if required.

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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 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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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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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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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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Which courts in Australia handle Divorce?

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The Family Court of Australia or the Federal Magistrates Court.

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

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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.

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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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Why is the pamphlet Happily Before and Ever After important?

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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.

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

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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.

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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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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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