Information for marriage celebrants
The Guidelines on the Marriage Act 1961 can assist celebrants understand the requirements for solemnising marriage under the Marriage Act.
Responsibilities of a marriage celebrant - The Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department
Registration of marriages
All marriage ceremonies performed in South Australia must be registered with Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Marriage celebrants need to submit the following documents to Births, Deaths and Marriages within 14 days of the ceremony:
- Official certificate of marriage
- Declarations of no legal impediment
- Notice of Intended Marriage (together with any supporting documents).
Marriage documents can be posted to:
Births, Deaths and Marriages
GPO Box 1351
Adelaide SA 5001
How to become a marriage celebrant
To legally marry people in Australia, you must be an authorised marriage celebrant.
To become a civil marriage celebrant contact the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department.
To become a religious marriage celebrant contact the nominating authority of your denomination.