Legal Requirements

We are now...Husband and Wife! Peppers Beach Club. Plam Cove. Cairns.

We are now...Husband and Wife! Peppers Beach Club. Plam Cove. Cairns.

I will always:

Provide you with the information to fully understand any legal obligations relevant to your occasion.

It has been my privilege to have married couples from just about every country imaginable, to name a few – Germany, Norway, Russia, Japan, China, Tokyo, UK, USA, Seychelles, and not to forget my interstate couples from all over this wonderful continent of Australia.

I always tell my lovely couples this is the hardest part, once we have the paperwork sorted the rest is fun.

What is the NoIM – Notice of Intended Marriage (Form 13).
The Notice of Intended Marriage NoIM (Form 13) is the official form required if you are intending to marry anywhere in Australia. This legal Australian Government form must be completed and signed by the couple who intend to marry.

  • The NoIM and supporting documents must be received via email, scan, or post, one month prior to the ceremony date, with supporting evidence from both parties.
  • If you require your ceremony to take place before the month one period please refer to “Shortening of time” procedures and requirements.


  • You must be over 18 years of age to marry in Australia.
  • You do not have to be a resident of Australia.
  • There is no time frame for period of residence status.
  • Australian Marriage requirements do not require that you obtain a single status document from your country.
  • NoIM (Notice of Intended Marriage), witnessed by a prescribed body and lodged with your celebrant, is valid for 18 months.

What I can do to help

  • I am happy to assist you with arranging your special location to be married.
  • I will email you any permit details, if required, once you have chosen your location.
  • I will lodge and register your marriage documents, on your behalf, with Births, Deaths and Marriages in Australia.
  • I will apply for your “Official Wedding” certificate as “proof of marriage” wherever you live in this world. (Additional charge applies – at cost).

I will apply for (if required) the Apostille stamp to register your marriage in your country (additional charge applies – at cost) Apostille stamp requirements 

I look forward to meeting you in person, somewhere here in my tropical paradise in Cairns, Palm Cove. Port Douglas, Kuranda, The Tablelands – Far North Queensland. Australia.


The Celebrant!

Angsana Chapel + Far Horizons Resturnat - Palm Cove.

Angsana Chapel + Far Horizons Resturnat - Palm Cove.

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