After Your Wedding Ceremony
A Marriage Certificate is an official copy of the marriage registration and is an important document that you may need to show to prove that you are officially married. When you apply for a standard marriage certificate, you also have the option to purchase a commemorative certificate to keep as a memento (see designs below).
For ceremonies in New South Wales – As an online marriage celebrant with Births, Deaths and Marriages (NSW) I will register your marriage with NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages on the day of or the day after your wedding. You can apply for a copy of the registered marriage certificate in person, online or by post for a marriage that occurred in NSW. You can also apply for a NSW marriage certificate online from NSW Births, Deaths & Marriages website or you can download an application form to print and send in by post. If just married you are welcome to complete my Feedback form.
Couples from overseas countries, who marry in Australia may require an Authentication or an Apostille Stamp to be placed on the registered copy of their Marriage Certificate issued by Births, Deaths & Marriages. To determine if you require an Apostille or Authentication stamp follow the link to Smartraveller or the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade . Certain countries require this before they recognise an Australian marriage certificate as a legal document.
Commemorative Marriage Certificates
Along with the Standard Marriage Certificate, the Registry also offers a range of Commemorative Marriage Certificates. All Commemorative Marriage Certificate packages include a Standard Marriage Certificate. Commemorative marriage certificates do not contain security features and organisations may not accept them as a proof of identity document.
A Commemorative Marriage Certificate is the perfect way to remember your special day.
- Available in sixteen unique designs;
- Printed on archival quality paper;
- Standard framing size of 209mm x 295mm (A4 size);
- Beautifully presented, wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and packaged in a gold cylinder.
|Standard Marriage Certificate||$88.00||$60.00|
|Commemorative Marriage Certificate||$115.00||$87.00|
* All certificates are distributed through registered post (except Family History) and prices shown include a postage and handling fee. Registered post does not ensure next day delivery.
If you are purchasing a certificate for a recent marriage, or your celebrant has sent your marriage papers to the Registry in the last 15 days, select the ‘Non-Urgent’ processing option.