Notice of Intended Marriage
In order to get married in Australia, you must first lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) with your authorised marriage celebrant, Laura Craddock.
You can download a Notice of Intended Marriage here.
Minimum notice period for marriage
The minimum notice period for marriage is of one-month. Your official notice period begins on the day you lodge the completed Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) with your authorised marriage celebrant.
Calculating the one-month notice period
If a NOIM is lodged on 2 January, the first day the marriage can be solemnised is 2 February
If a NOIM is lodged on 31 August, the first day the marriage can be solemnised is 1 October
If a NOIM is lodged on 29 January in a non-leap year, the first day the marriage can be solemnised is 1 March.
Maximum notice period for marriage
Your Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) is valid for up to 18-months from the date of lodgement.
If a NOIM is lodged with your celebrant on 2 January, for example, the last day the marriage could be solemnised is 2 July the following year.
Shortening the notice period for marriage
In particular circumstances (such as illness, legal proceedings or work travel arrangements) it is possible for couples to apply for a shortening of the notice period. Shortenings require extra time and expense. They cannot be guaranteed and are only granted under exceptional circumstances.