Weddings in Special Circumstances
While the standard legal requirement is that you
must give a full month's notice in order to marry in
Australia, under certain circumstances that waiting period
can be shortened.
If your circumstances meet one of the strictly
controlled criteria, I will assist you to apply for
permission to marry with less than a month's notice.
Please note: Pregnancy or Visa needs are not grounds for
Shortening of Time.
What You Happens If You Need to Marry in
- You will need to complete a Notice of
Intended Marriage and lodge it with me
- You will need to decide on a specific day
for the ceremony
- You will also need to pay me a
non-refundable booking fee
- You will need to obtain a letter from me
supporting your application for Shortening of Time
- I will give you information of how and
where to see a Prescribed Authority in order to make
this application and the types of evidence you will
need to take with you.
- If Shortening of Time is granted I will
pull out all stops to perform a personal ceremony
that meets your needs
for the Terminally Ill
Where the bride, the groom, or a close relative is
terminally ill and bedridden the ceremony can be held in a
hospital, hospice, or at home.
What You Will Pay
- $400 for a Registry Office Style Ceremony held Monday
- $450 for a Registry Office Style Ceremony held
Saturday or Sunday
- No extra charges for public holidays with the
- Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
- Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Anzac Day
(waived in the case of terminal illness)
- Parking and Entrance Fees (at cost)
- Current fee for Official Marriage Certificate (paid to
Births, Deaths and Marriages).
How to Book Your Marriage Ceremony
me to enquire about my availability and book your ceremony
- Complete the booking form AND pay the fee.