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Getting married is an exciting time but it requires a lot of planning. Before the wedding, you will need to lodge a notice of intended marriage and decide on the type of ceremony you will have and where you will be married.
Who can get married in WA and what the legal requirements are.
The certificate you receive on your wedding day is only decorative. You can get an official copy of your marriage certificate from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
If you are planning to get married overseas you need to be aware of the marriage laws in that country and how they apply to Australian citizens.
Getting married automatically cancels all previous wills. You and your spouse should consider getting a will. The Public Trustee offers advice and a free will-drawing service to anyone who appoints the Public Trustee as their executor.
You can have a civil ceremony at the Perth Registry Office.
If you are changing your name you may need a certified copy of your marriage certificate. A justice of the peace can approve certified copies.
Life events are significant stages in your life - birth, eighteenth birthday, marriage, change of name and address, retirement, and death. From here you can select which organisations you wish to notify of one of these major events.
Information about divorce procedures are on the Federal Family Court of Australia's site.