Marriage Ceremony – Legal Obligations
~ You are required to give 1 months notice (and not more than 18 months) of an intended date of marriage
~ Bride and Groom needs to be over 18 years old and not immediately related
~ Bride and Groom must both apply for marriage, ie. no surprise weddings
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#An extract from the Registry Births, Deaths & Marriages as follows in relation to Australian Marriage Laws offences and penalties:
A person guilty of an offence against the Commonwealth Marriage Act, 1961, is liable to a heavy penalty. Penalties include imprisonment and/or fines of up to $500 and $1,000 for such offences as:
- A person who is married shall not go through a form of ceremony of marriage with any person, section 94(1).
- A person shall not go through a form of marriage ceremony with a person who is not of marriageable age, section 95(1).
- A person shall not wilfully make a false statement in a declaration under the Commonwealth Marriage Act, 1961, section 96(1).
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