Requirements of a marriage to be legal
Under no circumstances can two persons under the age of 18 years marry each other.
If a person under the age of 18 years wishes to marry, then that person must have the necessary consents required under the Marriage Act 1961 – permission of their parents or guardians plus an order of a judge or magistrate.
All documents used as proof of identity can be in English , Spanish or Italian.
The law requires that two witnesses, each of whom must be over 18 years old, must be present at the marriage.
Where and when you can marry
You may marry anywhere and on any day you choose. However, the marriage must be solemnised in Australia or within Australian territorial waters.
Your full name must be used during some stage of the marriage ceremony - preferably at the beginning. While your surnames may be omitted when saying your vows, nicknames may not be used. Nicknames however, may be used elsewhere in the ceremony