Marriage Bureau

Want to get married in Melbourne in a registry style wedding ceremony - in a lovely private setting? You can book to get married in just over one month's time at the Marriage Bureau!   

The Marriage Bureau - South Yarra is a privately owned organisation providing premium, yet still affordable, Wedding and Marriage Ceremony services to Victorian couples, Interstate couples and International couples who may not necessarily wish to have a large or expensive wedding, but who require a wedding registry office style wedding in Melbourne conducted by a professional Registered Civil Celebrant. For couples who may wish to be married within the minimum legal waiting period of one month and one day, it is possible to book now to be married in just over one month's time from the lodgement of the Notice of Intended Marriage (Form 13 - regulation 38 - Marriage Act 1961).

The administrative offices and Ceremony Rooms are conveniently located in a private older style terrace house at 915 Punt Road, South Yarra, Victoria, 3141.  Situated just off Toorak Road in 'cosmopolitan' South Yarra, the Marriage Bureau is located one main block from Toorak Road on Punt Road, right in the heart of a huge array of excellent cafes and restaurants which may be the perfect location for a celebration after the ceremony.

Call (03) 9827 3200 to either enquire or to make a booking. If the administration offices are unattended - please call 0424 77 88 00

Your Ceremony

Ceremony Rooms are booked in half-hour intervals with an allocation of up to half an hour for the wedding ceremony. Depending on your specific requests and wishes, your ceremony may be conducted with only the minimum mandatory requirements - in which case it will be a fairly quick wedding process prior to the signing of official documentation by you, your celebrant and your two witnesses, or, your ceremony may be much more elaborate and personalised, and may fill the entire half hour booking, or you may even choose to book an 'extended ceremony' if you have many guests attending your wedding ceremony. The choice is entirely yours.

International clients

For overseas guests who plan to marry in Melbourne, Australia, Marriage Bureau - South Yarra can provide the perfect service for you.

What to bring with you?  You will need to bring your original Birth Certificate, and if either of you have been married before you will need to produce proof of how the last marriage ended. This mean you would need to bring Divorce papers or Death certificates. These must be originals certificates. It is important that all of these papers be brought with you to Australia to be sighted by your Celebrant. Without these original papers the marriage won't legally be able to go ahead in Australia.

What to do now?

I WANT TO GET MARRIED WITH A REGISTRY STYLE WEDDING IN MELBOURNE.

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

Under Australian law it is mandatory that a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) - 'Form 13 (Regulation 38)' should be lodged with the celebrant no less than one month and one day, and no more than 18 months, from the proposed marriage date. If you are wanting a Victorian wedding registry type of ceremony then it is simple to lodge your NOIM at the Marriage Bureau in South Yarra, so that you can be legally married in just over four weeks time.

Partner Visa Migration Weddings

Fiance Visa (Prospective Spouse) Weddings

If you are planning to marry a partner from overseas, in Australia, you will need to sign a Notice of Intended Marriage form and we will provide you with a confirmation letter for your visa paperwork for the Department of Immigration which confirms your lodgement of the Notice of Intended Marriage. There will be a non-refundable lodgement fee for the Notice of Intended Marriage form, and we will hold all our legal paperwork, according to laws in Australia, in preparation for the marriage once the visa is granted.